This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Petition To register a deceased father’s details on his child’s birth certificate

I am starting this petition as currently, unmarried couples are unable to register a deceased father’s details on his child’s birth certificate. When registering the birth of child who’s father has died during the pregnancy, the father’s details are left blank. This shows a lack of empathy & respect

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In what is a significantly emotional time, the added stress and emotional turmoil experienced by women like myself and others around the country is simply quite unnecessary and could be avoided.

To amend the birth certificate requires legal representation which adds significant financial and emotional stress during what is already a very traumatic time. I hope that this petition can make the process of registering the father’s details easier and without the need for legal representation.

This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website

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