A Bereavement Charter for Children and Adults in Scotland: Guidance Notes

Scottish Care represent the largest group of independent sector social care providers across Scotland, delivering residential care, nursing care, day care, care at home and housing support services.  This includes private, not for profit and charitable organisations.

After eighteen months of development including consultation and engagement with individuals and groups across Scotland, Scotland’s first Bereavement Charter for Children and Adults has been launched.

This Charter, together with Guidance notes, has been developed by a coalition of individuals and organisations.

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.

The Charter is designed to help understand not only the importance of bereavement support, but what that support needs to look like.

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