FOI Request - Crematoria

Request 101000162862

1. Is the council responsible for the operation of any crematoria within its local authority boundaries?

2. If so, since December 2012:

A) Has the council been in contact or made any checks with those crematoria to establish if the remains of any deceased children were disposed of without informing their parents?

B) If so, have these checks confirmed any cases where the remains of any deceased children were disposed of without informing their parents?

C) If so, what work is being undertaken to establish if the remains of deceased children were recovered after parents were informed no such remains would exist following cremation?

3. Does the Council currently have any plans to perform a full audit of all possible cases where the remains of any deceased children were disposed of without informing their parents?

4. Can you provide a copy of any correspondence held since December 2012, including from the Scottish Government, on the issue of the disposal of the remains of deceased children by crematoria without their parents being informed.

Response 01-07-2013

1. No.

2a. N/A

b. N/A

c. N/A

3. No.

4. N/A

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