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Reports and Publications

True Colours is delighted to have supported the following reports and publications.

We All Grieve – Winston’s Wish

This new resource, funded by True Colours and published in 2019, is designed to support bereaved children who have special education needs and disabilities. It is available from the Winston’s Wish website and is designed for parents, carers, educational professionals and other adults supporting children and young adults with SEND who have experienced the death of someone close to them.

World Health Organisation – Guides on Palliative Care

True Colours supported the production of three guides on palliative care produced by the WHO in 2018. These are:

Child Bereavement UK – Improving Bereavement Support in Schools 

This report, funded by True Colours and published in 2018, surveyed over 1,000 teachers and staff working in pastoral, outreach and management roles in primary and secondary schools. The research was intended to gain a better understanding of the drivers and barriers for schools in accessing training and effectively supporting bereaved pupils.

Understanding the needs of disabled children with complex needs or life-limiting conditions. What can we learn from national data?

In 2017 True Colours and the Council for Disabled Children commissioned Anne Pinney to carry out a thorough review and analysis of the national data on disabled children with complex needs or life-limiting conditions. Further information can be found here and the report is available to download below.

Understanding the needs of disabled children with complex needs or life-limiting conditions. What can we learn from national data? (PDF)

A list of selected other reports and publications we have supported can be accessed by clicking here

True Colours’ Annual Reports

True Colours’ Annual Reports are available to download below.
Annual Report April 2019 (PDF)
Annual Report April 2018 (PDF)
Annual Report April 2017 (PDF)
Annual Report April 2016 (PDF)
Annual Report April 2015 (PDF)