British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of David Burrowes David Burrowes Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what training his Department's staff receive on providing support and assistance to the families of British victims of murder abroad.

Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Europe)

All front line consular staff abroad and in the UK are trained in the procedures they must follow when helping the family and friends of a British national who has died abroad. Particular attention is paid to the special circumstances affecting the family and friends of murder victims. Both their knowledge of what help we can provide and the skills they must use when dealing with individuals in difficult circumstances are tested to ensure all staff meet the required standard.

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