When an unexpected death occurs

Dealing with an unexpected death may require the assistance of a family member or friend. This is due to its distressing nature. Any unexpected death must be dealt with according to the law and the coroners involvement will be necessary. To help you focus on the things to do we have created this flow chart below. In all cases where you think there has been an unexpected death, you should contact the police and ambulance service immediately.

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