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Report of the National Cremation Investigation by Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC

Published: 20 Jul 2016
ISBN:
9781786523624

Investigation findings and recommendations following an investigation across crematoria in Scotland who did not routinely return ashes to families following the cremation of infants.

435 page PDF

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435 page PDF

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Contents
Report of the National Cremation Investigation by Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC
Footnotes

435 page PDF

2.9MB

Footnotes

1. An online copy of the Mortonhall Investigation Report can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

An online copy of the Infant Cremation Commission Report can be found here: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/06/8342

2. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Health/Policy/BurialsCremation/BurialCremationReview

3. An online copy of the Mortonhall Investigation Report can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

4. An online copy of the Mortonhall Investigation Report can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

5. An online copy of the Infant Cremation Commission Report can be found here: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/06/8342

6. Section 5.2, Key Organisations, explains who the FBCA and ICCM are.

7. http://www.iccm-uk.com/iccm/library/Cremation%20practice%20-%20guidance%20-%20final%2017%20November%202014-2.pdf

8. An online copy of the Mortonhall Investigation Report can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

9. See the online copy of the Mortonhall Investigation Report: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

10. Section 5.2, Key Organisations, explains more about the FBCA.

11. BACAS stands for 'Burial and Cremation Administration System'. It is the database system used by many crematoria.

12. The Rt Hon Lord Bonomy led the Infant Cremation Commission which reported to the Scottish Government in June 2014

13. An explanation of the training and examination taken by all Cremator Operators can be found in Section 5.3 Training

14. Section 5.14, Cremation Process for Infants and Babies explains more about 'infant mode'.

15. Same day cremation was enshrined in FBCA guidance in 1945 and was commonly practised before that. However, the practice of holding deceased persons over to cremate them later was discussed in the 1990s in connection with emerging concerns about 'the use of the world's resources and sustainability, the environment, and the likely effect on the cost of energy'. By 2011 the practice had been taking place for some time and the stakeholder organisations issued an agreed set of guidelines which confirmed that 'holding-over' for a period up to 72 hours was appropriate in certain circumstances which included having the consent of the next of kin and safety and sanitary considerations.

16. Section 5.13, Baby Tray, explains what a baby tray is and how it is used.

17. An online copy of the Mortonhall Report can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

An online copy of the Infant Cremation Commision Report can be found here: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/06/8342

18. Paperwork provided is routinely Form A, Forms B and C, Form 14 or sometimes an E1 if the case has been to the Procurator Fiscal. E1 forms are scanned and emailed directly to Marischal College, not delivered by the Funeral Director. Section 5.10, Statutory Forms, explains more about these forms.

19. Section 5.14, Cremation Process for Infants and Babies explains more about 'infant mode'.

20. Section 5.14, Cremation Process, explains what a cremulator is.

21. Section 5.10, Statutory Forms, explains what BACAS is.

22. See Annex of this report

23. See sections 5.14, Cremation Process and 5.15 Cremation Process for Infants and Babies for more details.

24. An online copy of the Mortonhall Investigation Report can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

25. Section 5.13, Baby Tray, explains what a baby tray is and how it is used.

26. The online version of the Mortonhall Report can be found at http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

27. An online copy of the Mortonhall Report can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

28. Section 5.2, Key Organisations, explains more about the FBCA and the ICCM.

29. Section 5.3, Training, explains the training undertaken by Cremator Operators in more detail.

30. An online copy of the Mortonhall Investigation Report can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

An online copy of the Infant Cremation Commision Report can be found here: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/06/8342

31. Section 5.12, Cremation Equipment, explains the difference between different types of cremator and section 5.14, Cremation Process explains how each type is used.

32. An online copy of the Mortonhall Investigation Report can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

33. Section 5.13, Baby Tray, explains what a baby tray is and how it is used.

34. An online copy of the Mortonhall Investigation Report can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

35. Section 5.9, Forms and Records, explains the different types of forms in use by Scottish crematoria

36. The Mortonhall Inquiry Report (an online copy can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2) and the Infant Cremation Commission Report (an online copy can be found here: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/06/8342)

37. An online copy of the Mortonhall Investigation Report can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

An online copy of the Infant Cremation Commission Report can be found here: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/06/8342

38. Section 5.14, Cremation Process, explains more about cremulators.

39. Section 5.12, Cremation Equipment, explains the different types of cremators and Section 5.15, Cremation Process for Infants and Babies explains how each different type of cremator is used in baby cremation.

40. Section 5.15, Cremation Process for Infants and Babies explains more about 'Infant Mode'infant mode'.

41. Section 5.13, Baby Tray, explains what a baby tray is and how it is used.

42. An online copy of the Mortonhall Investigation Report can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

43. An online copy of the Mortonhall Investigation Report can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

44. Section 5.2, Key Organisations, explains who the FBCA are.

45. Section 5.13, Baby Tray, explains in more detail what a baby tray is used for.

46. Section 5.3, Training, explains more about how Cremator Operators are trained.

47. An online copy of the Mortonhall Investigation Report can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

48. Section 5.14, Cremation Process, explains more about what a cremulator does.

49. Section 5.14, Cremation Process, explains more about what a cremulator is used for.

50. Section 5.13, Baby Tray, explains what a baby tray is and how it is used.

51. Section 5.2, Key Organisations, explains more about the FBCA and the ICCM.

52. An online copy of the Mortonhall Investigation Report can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

An online copy of the Infant Cremation Commission Report can be found here: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/06/8342

53. Section 5.12, Cremation Equipment, talks about the different types of cremators used and section 5.14, Cremation Process, discusses how they are used in cremations. Section 5.15, Cremation Process for Infants and Babies explains how baby cremations are performed in the different cremators.

54. An online copy of the Mortonhall Investigation Report can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

55. Section 5.13, Baby Tray, explains what a baby tray is and how it is used.

56. An online copy of the Infant Cremation Commision Report can be found here: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/06/8342

57. Section 5.12, Cremation Equipment, talks about the different types of cremators used and section 5.14, Cremation Process, discusses how they are used in cremations. Section 5.15, Cremation Process for Infants and Babies explains how baby cremations are performed in the different cremators.

58. An online copy of the Mortonhall Investigation Report can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

59. Section 5.13, Baby Tray, explains what a baby tray is and how it is used.

60. Section 5.2, Key Organisations, explains more about the FBCA.

61. Section 5.13, Baby Tray, explains more about how a baby tray is used.

62. Section 5.3, Training, explains more about the training Cremator Operators receive.

63. Section 5.13, Baby Tray, explains what a baby tray is and how it is used.

64. An online copy of the Mortonhall Investigation Report can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

65. Section 5.2, Key Organisations, explains more about the FBCA and the ICCM.

66. An online copy of the Mortonhall Investigation Report can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

An online copy of the Infant Cremation Commision Report can be found here: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/06/8342

67. Section 5.10, Statutory Forms, explains what BACAS is.

68. Section 5.10, Statutory Forms, explains what BACAS is.

69. Section 5.2, Key Organisations, explains the role of the FBCA and the ICCM.

70. Section 5.15, Cremation Process for Infants and Babies explains more about 'Infant Mode'infant mode'.

71. Section 5.13, Baby Tray, explains what a baby tray is and how it is used.

72. The Facultatieve engineer will have said this because their manual has always recommended use of a tray.

73. An online copy of the Mortonhall Investigation Report can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20242/mortonhall_investigation/957/mortonhall_investigation_-_report/2

74. Section 5.14, Cremation Process, explains what a cremulator is.


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