Scottish Bereavement Charter launches

#becausegriefmatters

After eighteen months of development including consultation and engagement with individuals and groups from across Scotland, on Wednesday 15th April 2020 Scotland's first Bereavement Charter for Children and Adults was launched.

This Charter, together with Guidance notes, has been developed by a coalition of individuals and organisations, of which NHS Education for Scotland has been a part.

It contains 15 statements which describe what the best bereavement care and support should look like. It has been developed to support individuals and communities who struggle with the death of someone they know or someone in their community.

Follow news and discussion on the Charter on Twitter via the hashtag #becausegriefmatters

 

 

 

 

 

The development of the Bereavement Charter

 

This short film establishes the contextual background, rationale and intended outcomes for the development and implementation of a human rights based Bereavement Charter for Scotland.

A transcript for this video can be found here.

To access the Charter, FAQ & Guidance Note click here or on the documents below:

Click here to read Scotland's first Bereavement Charter for Children and Adults 

Click here to read the guidance notes Scotland's first Bereavement Charter for Children and Adults

Click here to read the FAQ document for Scotland's first Bereavement Charter for Children and Adults

 

Logos of organisations who were involved with the Charter's creation