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A Bereavement Charter for Children and Adults in Scotland

Bereavement Charter Mark for Employers

An employer can demonstrate that their organisation is proactively working to support bereaved employees by displaying the Bereavement Charter Mark on their website or within their buildings.

Having the charter mark on your website demonstrates that you are working to make your community a place where people who are bereaved feel supported by the people around them.

What do you need to do?

To qualify to display the mark, an employer must first agree to meet at least three of the following criteria:

1. All staff are informed that their organisation is endorsing the Bereavement Charter and given an opportunity to watch the following short films about bereavement:

Bereavement Charter Animation

Sue Ryder Grief Kind Classes

2. All Managers within the organisation have read the "Resources for Managers, Colleagues and Employers' section of the Scottish Bereavement Friendly Workplaces Toolkit.

3. Senior Management has developed/adopted a Bereavement Policy for the organisation. (The ACAS Example Bereavement Policy provides a useful guide.

4. The organisation has set out ways that it will visibly promote more awareness of bereavement and bereavement support, for example through its website and social media channels.

5. The organisation has/will develop and display a local workplace bereavement charter.

If your organisation would like to apply to display the bereavement charter mark, please complete this form and email it to


More information for employers is available here: Bereavement Charter for Scotland: Employer's Guide

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