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CARIS Islington

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19th October 2017 
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<BIG>Children</BIG>. cream rucksack Rucksack - support for bereaved children in Islington

CARIS Islington, the registered charity which runs the bereavement service, offers a specialist service for bereaved children which is called rucksack.

At rucksack we offer a selection of therapeutic programmes (see below) for bereaved children aged 3 to 11. Trained counsellors visit the child at home, or at school, usually once a week, for as many visits as necessary. We also have a play therapy room at our premises near Finsbury Park and children are able to attend for counselling there.

The service is free and offered to any bereaved child in Islington regardless of disability, gender, race or religion.


The Basement
support for bereaved young people in Islington


Our counselling service for young people aged 12 to 20 is called The Basement. If you are aged 12 to 20 and struggling with loss, please contact us on 020 7281 5200, or ask Augene or Laura to call and make an appointment for you.



Sponsor a bereaved child

Rucksack and The Basement offer support to bereaved children and young people in Islington free of charge. Can you help us by sponsoring one of our clients? All sponsors receive a gift certificate and thank you ribbon as well as a quarterly newsletter throughout the duration of the sponsorship period. Sponsorship would make an ideal gift. It is also possible to pay the cost of an initial assessment session for a child which will allow us to send one of our Senior Counsellors to meet a child for the first time in their school.

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Choose the gift you would like to give and click the "add to cart" button - your payment will be processed by paypal and you will receive your certificate as soon as we receive notification of the gift.






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What to do if you would like us to support your child

It can be hard to decide when to ask for help – not all children need therapeutic help when they are bereaved. However, if you are worried about how your child is coping with grief after the death of someone close, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The first thing to do is ring Lydia on 020 7281 5200 to arrange an initial appointment. At that appointment we’ll talk about how your child is, and whether rucksack can help, and make suggestions if there is somewhere offering more appropriate help.

We think it is much better if the child is referred by their parent or guardian rather than an outside agency. The child’s main problem must be to do with bereavement.

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Downloads

If you find it difficult to download these PDFs you can install the necessary software by clicking here: adobe reader


<BIG>Children</BIG>. rucksack prgramme pdf

Directory of Services for Bereaved Children

Click on this icon to see details of the rucksack therapeutic programme


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Directory of Services for Bereaved Children

This PDF may take some time to download as our directory is a big document. If you would prefer to receive a copy of the directory in the post, don't hesitate to contact us.




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When the office is quiet, the rucksack toys like to climb onto Lydia's chair and read our books.
Phone us on 020 7281 5200 if you would like to read our books too.




We take our responsibility to safeguard children very seriously. Please click on the PDFs to read our policies:


<BIG>Children</BIG>. child protection policyChild Protection Policy (Rucksack)


<BIG>Children</BIG>. basement child protection policyThe Basement Child Protection Policy







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