SeeSaw was first set up in 2000 after the need for support for bereaved children in Oxfordshire was identified by professionals working in Oxfordshire and was shaped by research carried out with bereaved.
SeeSaw supports children in Oxfordshire when a parent or sibling has died or is dying. Children can be referred to SeeSaw by a parent, legal guardian or carer (unless a child is over 16 year old, in which case they may refer themselves).
SeeSaw’s key aims and objectives
To provide a rapid and flexible support service to children and their families in order to help them achieve a normal grieving process and to face the future with hope
To provide a programme of education and training about childhood bereavement for professionals working with children, especially teachers (SeeSaw employs a specialist Schools and Families Support Worker)
To create literature and resources to help children, their carers and professionals to understand grief
When a child is referred to SeeSaw an initial home visit is made to establish whether and how SeeSaw might best be able to help. As everyone’s experience of bereavement is different, SeeSaw’s support is always tailor-made for that individual child. SeeSaw’s highly skilled support workers will work with the child to find the most appropriate way for that child. The number of sessions needed will vary and will be determined by the support worker and the child together.
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