Following government guidelines and to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, our volunteers are not able to deliver our usual service within the Coroners’ Courts until further notice. We have also put our volunteer recruitment on hold for the time being.
We will continue to offer support and guidance on the inquest process via our national helpline – 0300 111 2141 or email@example.com. For helpline operating hours please see our ‘Contact Us’ page.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
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.
- 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.