The Coroners' Court Support Service

The Coroners’ Courts Support Service (CCSS) is an independent voluntary organisation whose trained volunteers offer emotional support and practical help to bereaved families, witnesses and others attending an Inquest at a Coroner’s Court.

Our Mission

  • To support practically and emotionally the family and other witnesses attending the Coroners’ Courts.
  • To liaise with other parties appearing before the court to ensure their understanding of its role and the procedures, in order to facilitate its smooth and effective administration.
  • To signpost families and witnesses to other agencies if so requested, for ongoing help with coming to terms with their bereavement.




Opening hours for the Helpline are:

9am–7pm Monday - Friday & 9am–2pm on Saturday