Today I have learnt that a child in my Yr 2 class (6 years old) is losing his father today. I have few details, but it would seem that something drastic and reasonably sudden has happened. I had a call from a hospital's Chaplaincy service this lunchtime to tell me that they were 'withdrawing care' today. I have, obviously, spoken to select SLT members to apprise them of this and I expect in due course they will give me direct advice about how best to support the child and family when we know more and the child returns to school. But are there any others who have experience or can offer advice about how best to deal with this?