Bereavement leaflet created to support Norwich children
August 6, 2012 by Michael
A special leaflet has been created to help bereaved children in Norwich to better understand what happens when an inquest into a death needs to be held.
The leaflet has been created by a local Norwich-based bereavement charity, Nelson’s Journey. Nelson’s Journey works with young people around the Norfolk area, supporting them if they are coping with losing someone close to them. This is thought to be the first time that a leaflet dedicated to explaining inquests to children has been produced.
The leaflet, produced using techniques used in traditional leaflet and flyer printing, helps Norwich children to understand key points about inquests. The leaflet covers a number of topics, including the coroner’s role, what happens during the inquest and even has a section on the involvement of the media.
The chief executive of the charity behind the leaflet is Colin Lang. Lang spoke about the leaflet, saying:
“We work with a number of families annually who have to attend an inquest and for many this can be a particularly daunting experience, especially children. We are extremely proud to have been involved in writing and producing this leaflet and it is hoped this is something that can be adopted across all UK coroner’s courts.”
A patron of the charity also said:
“This project is a reflection of the close working relationship between the Norfolk Coroner’s Service and Nelson’s Journey and will be of great assistance in providing information and support to bereaved youngsters.”
The leaflet is currently available to bereaved children in the Norfolk region.