The Little Book of Bereavement for Schools is written by best-selling author Ian Gilbert together with his three children. It is a very personal account of the way educational institutions tried and succeeded, tried and failed and sometimes didn't try at all to help William, Olivia and Phoebe come to terms with the death of their mother.
Several months after their mother's death Ian and his children sat down to write about their experiences with their mother's death and drew up a list of do's and dont's that could help steer schools - and indeed all professionals working with children - towards a better understanding of what is needed from them at such a difficult time. The warmth of reception of this initial fifteen-point handout led the family to expand their advice and suggestions, into what has now become The Little Book of Bereavement for Schools.
The author, Ian Gilbert is one of the UK's leading educational innovators, trainers and speakers, combining work with young people and educationalists around the world with writing and TV appearances. He is the author of numerous award winning books for children and educators.