The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN) was founded in 2012 to act as a hub for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families.Upon its establishment five key priority areas were outlined:
Support professionals to deliver high quality and accessible bereavement support;
Signpost families and carers to a directory of bereavement support services;
Inform the general public regarding issues involved in childhood loss;
Advocate for bereaved children, young people and those supporting them;
Generate new ideas and approaches to improving bereavement support for children.