Nelson’s Journey and Norfolk coroner design leaflet for bereaved children

A Norfolk bereavement charity has teamed up with the county coroner's service to design a leaflet teaching children about the workings of inquests.

Nelson's Journey worked alongside William Armstrong and the Norfolk Coroner's Advisory Group to design the leaflet, believed to be the first of its kind.

It covers what an inquest is, who the coroner is and his role, details of the proceedings, the media's involvement and whether children and young people can attend an inquest. It was designed by Norwich marketing agency Shorthose Russell.

Colin Lang, chief executive of Nelson's Journey, said: 'We work with a number of families annually who have to attend an inquest and for many this can be a particularly daunting experience, especially children.

'We are extremely proud to have been involved in writing and producing this leaflet and it is hoped this is something that can be adopted across all UK coroner's courts.'

Mr Armstrong, who is also a patron of Nelson's Journey, said: 'This project is a reflection of the close working relationship between the Norfolk Coroner's Service and Nelson's Journey and will be of great assistance in providing information and support to bereaved youngsters.'

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