Bereavement Information

Hartlepool Crematorium is committed to the sensitive and respectful care of all those entrusted to us.  Our policies and processes for infant cremation are aligned to the latest guidance on Infant Cremation, as per the recommendations of Lord Bonomy’s Infant Cremation Commission (June 2014, Scotland).

Policy Statement 

Joint Best Practice Guidance 

The Council is a member of The Institute of Cemetery and Crematoria Membership (ICCM) and The Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA).

Useful contacts for those dealing with bereavement are:

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity

Gov.uk - Bereavement

Hartlepool Bereavement Service

Baby Bereavement Support Group

West View Advice and Resource Centre (for help with changes following a bereavement, forms benefits etc)

National Association of Funeral Directors

The National Society Of Allied And Independent Funeral Directors

Memorial Masons
It is recommended when purchasing a memorial and installation, the memorial mason should be a member of National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) or British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM) 
A Certificate of Compliance should be issued by the Memorial Mason to the purchaser.
National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM)
British Register of Accredited Memorial Mason (BRAMM)

Grave Memorial
It is recommended that all owners of graves with memorials have an appropriate insurance policy.  This will cover any repairs that may be required and public liability.