I meant to post this yesterday, as the last day of Baby Loss Awareness Week, but didn’t get around to it.
So here it is today. An article that went ‘live’ last week. I’m so grateful to The Welcome Collection for commissioning this as it gave me a chance to explore the subject in more detail. You might remember a few months ago (a year ago?) that I’d had a battle with Scarborough Council over their plans to force parents to remove items from the babies and children’s graves. It was badly thought out protocol which didn’t take into account the complexities of bereavement for parents. I’d like to think this was ignorance, because I know that the councillors I have come across have all been very passionate about their work. And I genuinely hope that the article goes some way to explaining the news of parents, and the reasons behind behaviour which, unless you are a bereaved parent, might seem macabre or strange.
Anyway, here it is. I hope you enjoy it.