The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN) was founded in 2012 as a hub for those working with bereaved children and young people, and their families. Our five key priority areas are:
Support professionals to deliver high quality and accessible bereavement support.
Signpost families and carers to a directory of bereavement support services.
Inform the everyone about issues around childhood loss.
Advocate for bereaved children and young people, and those supporting them.
Generate new ideas and approaches to improving bereavement support for children.
Membership is open to professionals working directly with bereaved children; those who occasionally support them; and people interested in the area of children and young people’s loss.
Our vision is that all children and young people, together with the adults in their lives, can easily access a choice of high quality local and national information, guidance and support to manage the impact of death on their lives.
We are guided by an Advisory Panel with representatives from bereavement services nationally. The panel bring an abundance of knowledge and expertise to guide our work.