The death of a looked after child: guidance

Revised guidance to clarify the roles and responsibilities of agencies specifically in relation to the notification requirements under regulation 6 of the 2009 Regulations on the death of looked after children.

7. Support of staff and carers involved with the child and family

Staff and foster families who have been closely involved with a child who dies while being looked after, or who make the funeral arrangements or provide bereavement counselling, may need support to come to terms with the events. Local authorities should make this support available where necessary. The Fostering Network may be able to put foster carers in touch with other foster carers whose foster children have died. Where necessary, local authorities should also provide support to staff and others about dealing with the death of a looked after child.



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