Sarah Helton

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Sarah Helton

Fellow’s Profile

Sarah Helton

Best practice for supporting bereaved children who have SEND

Fellowship

Focus

Supporting bereaved children with special educational needs and disabilities

Fellowship year

2018

Locality

South West

Biography

I have worked in the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) field for many years and have an outstanding track record in a diverse range of roles (deputy head, assistant head, teacher, local authority education officer and educational publisher). I now work as BackPocketTeacher – an author, trainer and consultant in the field of child bereavement, specialising in the (sadly often overlooked) needs of bereaved children with SEND. I also work as a training facilitator for the national child bereavement charities Winston's Wish and Child Bereavement UK. In autumn 2020 I began studying for a PhD alongside my work as BackPocketTeacher, researching bereavement and SEND, specifically: how do children with severe learning disabilities (SLD) and profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) express their grief and how do they communicate their questions, concerns and thoughts about grief?

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Disclaimer

All Reports are copyright © the author. The moral right of the author has been asserted. The views and opinions expressed by any Fellow are those of the Fellow and not of the Churchill Fellowship or its partners, which have no responsibility or liability for any part of them.