Labour calls for bereaved parents funding

December 29, 2016   //   No Comments

Labour has called for £10 million to fund assistance for the funerals of children.  Teresa Pearce, Shadow Secretary for Communities and Local Government said, “Sadly, each year, around 5,000 children die, many of them in their infancy. If the Government accept our proposal to provide free burial for children, it would go some way to reducing the strain for those grieving families.

In England, systems for charging vary between councils: some supply free child burial or cremation, while others charge varying amounts. The proposal would cover burial plots or cremations provided by local authorities for a death under the age of 16.