To support practically and emotionally the family and other witnesses attending the Coroners’ Courts.
Registered Charity Number: 1105899 +44 (0)300 111 2141

For Practitioners

CCSS Referral

If you would like refer somebody to receive our support then please fill in the electronic form below.  Alternatively email or call us on 0300 111 2141 with details of who you would like us to contact.

The CCSS operate an open referral policy so that anyone can refer to our service. Contact with the referee will be made within 48 hours.  Please complete our referral form below and submit. You must have the consent of the person you are referring to share their details with us.


The Importance of Working with Support Agencies

Our former Director, Beverley Radcliffe, briefly discusses the importance of lawyers working alongside support agencies when representing families and others at an inquest.

Research Invitation

Voicing Loss: Meanings and implications of participation by bereaved people in inquests

The Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research at Birkbeck University of London, and the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath, are undertaking research to explore bereaved peoples' experience in inquests and the wider process of coronial investigation across England and Wales.

The team would like to talk to bereaved people who have attended an inquest since 2013; people who work in coroners’ courts (including coroners, coroners’ officers and legal practitioners); and people who have given evidence at an inquest in a professional capacity since 2013. The study is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and has research ethics approval from both Birkbeck University of London and the University of Bath.
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Support After Suicide Partnership

We are a member of the Support After Suicide Partnership, we work to the vision that everyone bereaved or affected by suicide should be offered and receive timely and appropriate support.

For more information including useful support guides, resources and social and policy publications please visit

Plymouth University - Tips and Advice for the Medical Witness

Our former Director, Beverley Radcliffe was asked to contribute to a resource created by Plymouth University for medical witnesses who are required to attend an inquest. You can watch Beverley’s talk on the video above. There was also talks delivered by a Senior Coroner, Consultant Neurosurgeon and a Solicitor. It is a really useful resource which you can find by clicking the link below 

Inquests: Top tips and advice for the medical witness – University of Plymouth