After eighteen months of development, including consultation and engagement with individuals and groups from across Scotland, Scotland’s first Bereavement Charter for Children and Adults was launched on 15 April 2020. The Charter has been developed to support individuals and communities who struggle with the death of someone they know or someone in their community http://www.sad.scot.nhs.uk/bereavement-charter/
The charter and guidance frame good bereavement care as a human right and the guidance notes have some very practical suggestions for how the Charter can be used in practice. It contains 15 statements which describe what the best bereavement care and support should look like.
The Charter was in development pre-Covid19 but the guidance notes highlight its significance in light of the pandemic.