This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Petition Give all parents adequate support following the sudden death of a child.

Research has found families in Leeds have insufficient support following the sudden death of a child. The bereavement support study, commissioned by Leeds charity Elliot’s Footprint, identified that the current level of support is ineffective, leaving bereaved parents struggling and grieving alone.

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• Only 16% of professionals in Leeds think that child bereavement support is currently effective
• 100% of the families who had contacted the counselling service found it unsuitable due to long waiting times or lack of child bereavement experience
• Over 50% of professionals said they did not know who coordinated child bereavement services in Leeds and 45% saw the need for a single organisation to coordinate it

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On Friday 20 October, MPs will debate the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill. This Bill is being sponsored by Kevin Hollinrake MP.

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