In July of this year the government promised a full scale consultation focusing on improving the practice of cremations after a scandal broke in which it was revealed that crematoriums across the nation had lost the ashes of babies, causing severe emotional trauma to the parents involved. That consultation has been published today.

The consultation would like proposals on how to improve the Cremation Regulations 2008, and also seeks views on how to improve the cremation process so devastating errors in the future can be avoided.

You can access the consultation itself here, and also contact the team members assisting with it. The consultation follows on from recommendations laid down in two previous inquiries which looked into infant cremations. (These inquiries are also mentioned on the sites above).

Under Secretary for Women, Equalities and Family Justice Caroline Dinenage is the MP responsible for launching this consultation, and you can read her statement about it, here. 

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