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This section covers, policy, practice and training for coroners, and also the reform of the coroners system. It includes information on our role and responsibilities, a guide on what coroners do and background on their appointment, the coroner service charter and other related publications.

Before May 2005, the Home Office was responsible for coroners. Coroners' enquiries and inquests are conducted in accordance with the Coroners Act 1988 and the Coroners Rules 1984 (and as amended 2005).

Our role
Guide on the work of coroners
Coroner reform
Model coroners service charter
Appointment of coroners


Contact us

If you have any queries about the work of coroners, please contact us.

Coroners Division
Department for Constitutional Affairs
5th Floor
Steel House
11 Tothill Street
London SW1H 9LH

Phone: 020 7210 0049 / 0066
Fax: 0870 739 5849

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