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Baby and Children's Funerals

Here at Kenna and Turner, we are able to handle your child's funeral with care, consideration and support.

We understand that this is a tremendously difficult time, and our purpose is to make this funeral service one that will provide you with the comfort you need.

Planning a child's funeral is one of life's most painful tasks, but with our help, we can take as much weight as possible off your shoulders to give you and your family the crucial time to grieve.

Whatever route you want to take for your little ones send off, we can discuss together and come up with a funeral service that will celebrate their life.

Call our friendly team today on 0151 638 4444 or enquire online by clicking the below button.

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Do I Have to Pay for My Child’s Funeral?

Losing a child is a devastating experience, and the last thing any parent wants to worry about is the financial burden of a funeral. Fortunately, the government provides some financial support for families who have lost a child through the Children’s Funeral Fund (CFF).

The CFF covers the following funeral costs:

  • Provision of funds up to £300 to cover the cost of a coffin, shroud, casket, or any other covering.
  • Removal of any implanted medical devices that may interfere with the cremation process.
  • Completion of all necessary certificates for the cremation on behalf of the medical professional.
  • Provision of a container suitable for storing ashes in a columbarium or similar facility if the one returned to the family is not suitable for this purpose.
  • Payment of fees charged by a third-party grave digger, where such expenses are not covered by the burial or cremation authority.

While the CFF can help to alleviate some of the financial burdens, it’s important to note that it only covers certain funeral costs. Families may still need to pay for additional expenses, such as flowers, transportation, and the services of a funeral director.

At Kenna and Turner, we understand the emotional and financial strain of planning a child’s funeral, and we are committed to providing compassionate and affordable funeral services. Our experienced team can guide you through the funeral planning process and help you navigate any financial considerations, so you can focus on grieving with your loved ones.

To learn more about our child funeral services or to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 0151 638 4444 or by enquiring online.

What Age Group Is Eligible for Government Support?

The Government Children’s Funeral Fund for England is for the bereaved parents of stillborn after the 24th week of pregnancy and for a funeral for a child under the age of 18.

Additional Expenses to Consider When Planning a Baby or Child’s Funeral

While the Children’s Funeral Fund for England provides financial assistance to cover the basic expenses of burial or cremation, families need to be aware that there are additional funeral fees that are not covered by government funding. These expenses can vary depending on the family’s wishes and the funeral arrangements.

Here are some expenses that families may need to pay for separately when arranging a funeral for a child or baby:

  • Floral arrangements: Flowers can be a way to honour the child or decorate the funeral venue, but they can come at a cost. The price of floral arrangements can vary depending on the type and number of flowers chosen.
  • Memorial books: A memorial book is a way for family and friends to remember the child and can include photos, messages, and other mementoes. The cost of a memorial book can vary depending on its size and complexity.
  • Private transportation: Families may arrange private transportation, such as a limousine or specific cars, to transport family members and friends to and from the funeral service. The cost of private transportation can vary depending on the distance travelled and the number of vehicles needed.
  • Keepsakes: Families may choose to purchase keepsakes such as handprints or footprints as a way to remember their child. The cost of keepsakes can vary depending on the type and number of items chosen.
  • Headstones: A headstone is a permanent way to remember the child and can be a meaningful way to honour their memory. The cost of a headstone can vary depending on the size and material chosen.
  • Catering: Providing food and refreshments can be a way to bring family and friends together to remember the child. The cost of catering can vary depending on the number of people attending and the type of food provided.

As funeral directors, we support and guide families during this difficult time. We understand that planning a funeral for a child or baby can be overwhelming, and we are here to help families navigate the process and make informed decisions. We can provide advice on potential costs and work with families to create a meaningful and respectful farewell for the child while staying within their budget.

It’s important for families to discuss all potential costs with the funeral director and determine what is within their budget. By planning ahead and understanding the potential expenses, families can provide a fitting tribute to their child without facing unexpected financial burdens during an already difficult time.

Where do you Begin When Planning a Baby or Child Funeral?

The scenario of the death of a child is tragic, so it is good to seek support.

While financial support is there, it would be beneficial for parents or guardians to seek emotional support too.

There is such thing as a child funeral charity, as well as other children bereavement charities that can be helpful in guiding you through this unbelievably tough process. Some of these charities include:

When you feel ready to go ahead with a burial or cremation of your child, you can contact your local funeral directors that will be able to create a service that celebrates the short, but fulfilled life of your baby or child.

For families who are seeking more information and support on their funeral planning for either a child under the age of 18, or a baby stillborn after the 24th week of pregnancy, we are here to help.

If you wish to find a funeral director locally on the Wirral, don’t hesitate to get in touch today with Kenna & Turner on 0151 638 4444 or by submitting a contact form.

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