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Reports to Prevent Future Deaths

Paragraph 7 of Schedule 5, Coroners and Justice Act 2009, provides coroners with the duty to make reports to a person, organisation, local authority or government department or agency where the coroner believes that action should be taken to prevent future deaths.

All reports and responses must be sent to the Chief Coroner. In most cases the Chief Coroner will publish them on this website. The Chief Coroner’s policy on the publication and redaction of reports and responses is available here: PFD publication policy 9 11 21

Regulations 28 and 29, Coroners (Investigations) Regulations 2013 (external link, opens in a new tab) set out the procedures that apply to reports and responses. The Chief Coroner has also issued guidance on the process which you can access here: REPORTS – ACTION TO PREVENT FUTURE DEATHS (judiciary.uk)

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For a slightly more detailed search of the above, you can make use of certain fields using the judiciary publications search page, which is here:

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You can also subscribe to specific email alerts when new reports are uploaded to this site, please see: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary (govdelivery.com)