To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Children's Funeral Fund for England will cover costs for burial and cremation fees in any cemetery or crematorium chosen by bereaved parents, including church, private or woodland-based funerals; and if not, whether the parents' choice will be restricted by virtue of cost.
5 June 2018
The Government is committed to ensuring that all families who lose a child are given the support they need. That is why we have announced the establishment of a Children’s Funeral Fund for England, with the intention that no bereaved family will have to pay for the essential costs of burying or cremating their child. The detailed policy is under development and will be announced in due course.