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Funerals: Children

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL8047, tabled on 21 May 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Children's Funeral Fund for England will cover the cost of any memorial, religious, or church service before the cremation or burial taking place.

Answered on

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.