Welcome to The Coroners’ Courts Support Service
The Coroners’ Courts Support Service (CCSS) is an independent voluntary organisation whose trained volunteers offer emotional support and practical help to bereaved families, witnesses and others attending an Inquest at a Coroner’s Court.
Our organisation was set up by the Founder Trustee who attended an Inquest with her cousin whose son, David, had tragically died in a road traffic collision abroad. As David’s body was brought back to this country an Inquest had to be conducted.
Please watch the video of Roey talking about their experience.
Our vision is, and always has been, to set up the Service in all of the Coroners’ Courts within England and Wales to ensure bereaved families, witnesses and others have access to the Service wherever they attend an Inquest.
Please contact the office on 0300 111 2140, the Helpline on 0300 111 2141 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more or to receive information about our organisation or attending a Coroner’s Court.
We would very much appreciate your views on our services and hope you may consider sharing your thoughts, in confidence, by answering a few questions. The information you provide may be used to assist us in raising awareness of what we do, evaluating and improving our services, which in turn, helps us fund from various grant makers. This will enable us to continue with our service.
- To support practically and emotionally the family and other witnesses attending the Coroners’ Courts.
- To liaise with other parties appearing before the court to ensure their understanding of its role and the procedures, in order to facilitate its smooth and effective administration.
- To signpost families and witnesses to other agencies if so requested, for ongoing help with coming to terms with their bereavement.