Coroners Court Awareness Training

The ethos of the Coroner’s Court process is to put the family at the heart of the process, despite this the Coroner Court process can feel very unfair for family members. With limited availability of funding for legal representation can result an inequality of arms when faced with NHS trusts, Prison authorities, or the police being fully legally represented and would appear to take the position of defending themselves.

Without effective legal representation, family members can feel lost in the process and become mere observers, when they should be taking an active role. They may not know they have the right to ask questions or even challenging the evidence, so that they can find out how and why their family member died and what lessons can be learned.

By not having the assistance they require, family members often turn to the same social care or health care professionals who were supporting their family members prior to their death for support.  This can be a challenge at times for the social care professionals, who may not fully be familiar with the process themselves and having to support family members struggling with grief.

We offer a virtual training course to support professionals or anyone who is required to attend the Coroner’s Court to become familiar with the process and to provide written and oral evidence confidently.

What the course will cover:

  • Understand the Coroner’s Court process and how it differs from other court process
  • Understand your role, family and interested person’s role within the Inquest process
  • Understand what is required in your written reports
  • Increase your confidence in giving effective evidence at the Coroner’s Court, with our top tips in becoming an impressive witness, including practical tips on how to present, and how to deal with difficult questions.
  • Understand Inquest conclusions, PFD reports, impact of Rule 23 and the role of the jury.
  • Support and resources available for professionals and family members

Who should attend:

  • Social Care professionals
  • Health care professionals
  • Anyone who is required to attend the Coroner’s Court
  • Any charities/organisations or professionals supporting family members

If you are interested in this course or similar training, please contact us on and let us know your training requirements.

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