Family liaison officer

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/4410
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will every bereaved family from a road crash in London continue to be assigned to a family liaison officer?

Answer

Answer for Family liaison officer

Answer for Family liaison officer

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS Serious Collision Investigation Unit which investigates all fatal collisions in London clearly recognises the importance of liaising closely with the family during each investigation. An officer will be deployed to each family in all fatal cases. This officer may have a traffic or investigative background depending on the needs of the case. All deployed officers will be accredited traffic collision family liaison officers.

This is approved professional practice and is documented within the Road Death Investigation Policy.