Armed Forces: Bereavement Counselling

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Chair, Defence Sub-Committee, Chair, Defence Sub-Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 115326, how many members of the (a) VO and (b) BAS teams attended bereavement counselling courses after 2014; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

If a family requires bereavement counselling they are referred to the Army Welfare Service, who will access counselling support. The Visiting Officer and Bereavement and Aftercare Support team are not trained counsellors and cannot provide this level of specialised support, so they do not attend bereavement counselling courses.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.