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Bereavement and Coroner’s Inquest

What To Do After a Death in England and Wales - Dept of Works and Pensions Booklet D49

This booklet explains how to deal with the personal affairs of someone who has died. It includes advice about making funeral arrangements; legal formalities; benefits procedures; how to obtain financial help. Copies can be obtained from local offices of the Department of Works and Pensions and are free of charge via the link below: 

Sudden Death and the Coroner - Victims’ Voice Booklet 
Coroner's Post Mortem and Inquests - Information for Suddenly Bereaved People

The Victims’ Voice booklet 'Sudden Death and the Coroner' adds to the Home Office leaflet 'When Sudden Death Occurs' and is written from the perspective of suddenly bereaved people. The booklet information is based on questions known to arise when coroners’ enquiries are underway. It is specific to the Coroner Service and can be used in all sudden death cases. A list of contacts when specialist sudden death support and guidance are needed is given in Section 25.

Click here: to order the booklets free of charge.

This address can also be used for further information and support if suddenly bereaved people encounter difficulties with the Coroner Service:

Victims’ Voice
PO Box 21

Registered Charity 1067805

Victim Focus Scheme

This booklet comes from the Crown Prosecution Service, and outlines the new Victim Focus Scheme that deals with the relationship between a bereaved victim and the CPS - this is available in PDF format by clicking here.


If you are not happy with the way a Coroner dealt with your inquest, click here.