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Report of the Infant Cremation Commission

Report of the Infant Cremation Commission

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

ISBN: 9781784126025

Report examining current practice regarding the cremation of infants and making recommendations for improvement for the future.

Executive Summary

The remit of the Commission was to review the current policies, guidance and practice in Scotland in relation to the handling of all recoverable remains (ashes) following the cremation of babies and infants, and to make recommendations for improvement to ensure that: parents and other bereaved relatives receive clear and consistent advice and information about the disposal of such remains and have their wishes adhered to; and that any such remains are treated sensitively and compassionately.