As a family member of somebody who has died, you may be asked by the coroner to provide a witness statement. When a coroner asks someone to make a statement usually they are trying to establish the factual background that led to a death, information about that person’s care and any concerns that the family may have.

Even if you have not been asked, you may want to give a statement so the coroner is aware of the concerns you have and questions you want answered at the inquest.