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Leeds Council removes child burial fees

As of today parents in Leeds will no longer have to pay for their child to be buried or cremated.

Leeds City Council has stated that from today, it will pay these funeral fees whenever a child who is from Leeds and under the age of 17 dies. Parents have previously had to pay up to £303 for a cremation and £1,066 for a burial.

The announcement was made in the Councils budget statement made last week.

One of our founders; Andrea Kerslake said:

“We welcome the move to take some of the financial burden of losing a loved one off grieving parents. Anything that can be done to help parents during such a difficult time will do so much in helping them to start to put their lives back together.”

Elliot’s Footprint is a charity that helps families through child bereavement. We offer help and guidance whilst campaigning and fundraising for improved bereavement services.

Founded in 2014 by bereaved parents Andrea & John Kerslake & created in their late son's name, Elliot's Footprint is working hard to take the loneliness and frustration out of the systems and processes that families face in the aftermath of losing a child.

We are currently fundraising for a Bereavement Support Worker who will support families in the event of sudden child loss in Leeds.

To find out more about our campaign and what we do visit:

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