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Wales: new bereavement pathway to support sudden child loss

A dedicated pathway to support those who have lost a child or young person suddenly or traumatically has been published by the Welsh government.

The Immediate Support Pathway for Sudden and Unexpected Death in Children and Young People up to 25 years old is the first in a series of dedicated bereavement pathways.

The National Bereavement Steering Group – comprising the NHS, charities and third-sector organisations – have been developing specific pathways since late 2021. The pathways aim to provide information and guidance to health boards and local authorities to ensure a consistent approach to bereaved families in Wales.

Deputy minister for mental health Lynne Neagle said: ‘We want health boards to take these model pathways and, working together with partner agencies, adapt them to the needs of their local communities.’

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