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PE01697: Child Funeral Fund

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Petitioner: Michael McGuire


Date Lodged: 08 June 2018

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to establish a Child Funeral Fund similar to the fund the UK Government has established in England and Wales.

Petition History:


28 June 2018: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Standing Orders Rule 15.7 on the basis that the petitioner has indicated that he wishes to withdraw the petition. Link to Official Report 28 June 2018

No parent should have to go through the unthinkable however sadly until further research answers the question of why our children die we should make it as easy as possible for bereaved parents to begin to grieve. Paying for a child's funeral is an added stress that no parent should have to deal with on top of the trauma of the death of their child. We thankfully did not have to deal with this though others I know have. My family and I give our full support to Michael McGuire with this petition

Leanne Kennedy-Bingham

20:29 on 31 May 2018

Having been thorough this I cannot think of a more distressing time. This policy should be across the whole country to help make the hardest time slightly easier.

Jason Ratcliffe

22:50 on 29 May 2018

losing a child is hard for any parent without adding money worry to this. I know as most parents would be eternally grateful that this stress and worry was taken from them

Lisa Gibson

21:43 on 29 May 2018

Bereaved Mummy


11:30 on 29 May 2018

This should be an across the board policy. Families in the midst of losing a child should not have to worry about costs.

Rev Shuna Dicks

18:08 on 28 May 2018

A distressing time as it is. No parent should have debt to add to their distress

Elizabeth mcintyre

12:58 on 28 May 2018

Such a great cause I know only too well the cost my son's funeral was 1300 after plot and funeral service costs and I struggled for months too pay it all


23:44 on 27 May 2018

This is so needed, we were blessed in that the funeral directors we had for our daughter paid the majority of the bill but not funeral directors do this. It is hard enough to organise and pay for a funeral for an adult by a child is so emotionally different. Having help there to cover costs, wholly or partially is such a weight lifted. I totally support this petition in every way.

Lorna murdoch

10:16 on 26 May 2018

The loss of a child is dramatic,without the added worry of affording to bury them. Good luck with the petition

Christine MacFarquhar

21:07 on 25 May 2018

Hoping every signature counts well done Michael xxx

Nicola m

18:13 on 25 May 2018

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