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How to respond to tragic news events?

Our hearts go out to the victims, their families and the community in Manchester after the horrific and tragic events earlier in the week. We are aware that some children may be upset and quite frightened by the news. Therefore, we have linked below to some resources and guidance (published by different agencies) that may support parents if your child raises it and you need support:


Advice if you’re upset by the news (Newsround)


Supporting children worried about terrorism (NSPCC)


Responding to children and young people affected by the media coverage of the incident in Manchester (Winston’s Wish)


Supporting children after a frightening event (Leaflet from David Trickey, Consultant Clinical Child Psychologist


How to explain the horror of terrorism to your children (Telegraph)