Everyone has to deal with the shock, pain and distress caused by traumatic events at different times in their life. From more personal incidents such as the death of a family member, to more public events such as the 2005 London bombings, these events can be hugely traumatic and painful for everyone concerned and the repercussions can be ongoing and lifelong. It is important that all schools are prepared to deal with the traumatic events that their students may face and that they develop policies to ensure the right kind of advice and support is in place. The Critical Incident Management Handbook for Schools will seek to support school-based practitioners in developing their own skills of debriefing and crisis management and an understanding of both the short- and long-term effects of loss, grief and trauma. The resources in this handbook aim to facilitate the safe working of school-based staff both in the area of debriefing young people and in terms of providing structures and protocols for managing critical incidents. A highly practical resource that is relevant to all schools, The Critical Incident Management Handbook for Schools will provide your school with a comprehensive guide to managing critical incidents as well as training materials for staff.