Draft Charter for Bereaved People - Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice has issued its DRAFT Charter for Bereaved People, the purpose of which is, in the Ministry's own words, to:

...bring together many of the services bereaved people will receive from coroners in a reformed system. It will be enabled by the Coroners and Death Certification Bill and will have the status of statutory guidance.

A draft version of the charter was first published for consultation alongside the draft Coroners Bill in June 2006.

The revised draft version of the charter, incorporating feedback, is issued for further comments. This is a final opportunity to give your views before the draft charter is again put before Parliament alongside the Bill.

The Draft Charter is available via:


General information on proposed reform of role of coroners:

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