Bereavement Care Service Standards

The Bereavement Care Service Standards were launched in 2013. The Standards provide a vital tool for all those dealing with bereaved people across all sectors. They set out what needs to be addressed in order for services to be both safe and effective in meeting the needs of bereaved people and will also be an essential tool for commissioning high quality bereavement services.

The standards were developed as part of the Gold Standard project of the Bereavement Services Association (BSA) and Cruse Bereavement Care. The project was funded by the Department of Health.

Download a copy of the Bereavement Care Service Standards.