Infant cremation: Scotland and England

Over the past couple of years, infant cremation has been subject to various degrees of scrutiny: investigative journalism, a Channel 4 Dispatches programme on 24 March 2014; non-statutory inquiries by the Edinburgh City Council on its Mortonhall Crematorium, reporting April 2014, and by the Shropshire Council on the Emstrey Crematorium in Shrewsbury, reporting May 2015; and the Scottish Government’s Infant Cremation Commission, ICC, which issued its report in June 2014.

Section 1.3 of the ICC Report includes a concise statement that summarizes the Issues common to all of these investigations: Continue reading