The five Bereavement Care Pathways

The National Bereavement Care Pathway, led by a multi-agency Core Group of baby-loss charities and professional bodies, has been developed in order to improve bereavement care, and reduce the variability in bereavement care, for families suffering the loss of a baby through miscarriage, termination for foetal anomaly, stillbirth, neonatal death or sudden and unexpected infant death up to 12 months.

The project provides a dedicated, evidence-based care pathway with guidance for professionals delivering bereavement care to parents and families.

Miscarriage Bereavement Care Pathway

Download the Miscarriage Bereavement Care Pathway PDF

Termination of Pregnancy for Fetal Anomaly (ToPFA) Bereavement Care Pathway

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Stillbirth Bereavement Care Pathway

Download the Stillbirth Bereavement Care Pathway PDF

Neonatal Death Bereavement Care Pathway

Download the Neonatal Death Bereavement Care Pathway PDF

Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) Bereavement Care Pathway

Download the SUDI Bereavement Care Pathway PDF

NBCP Interim Report April 2018

Download the NBCP Interim Report April 2018 PDF
These were the full guidance materials available during the pilot phase and will be updated during winter 2018/19.

Termination of Pregnancy for Fetal Anomaly (ToPFA) Bereavement Care Pathway

Download the ToPFA Bereavement Care Pathway (Pilot - Full Guidance) PDF

Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) Bereavement Care Pathway

Download the SUDI Bereavement Care Pathway (Pilot - Full Guidance) PDF