Prevention of Future Deaths Reports [PFD]

1. Coroners in England and Wales have a statutory duty to issue a Prevention of Future Death (PFD) report to any person or organisation where, in the opinion of the coroner, action should be taken to prevent future deaths. 1Coroners and Justice Act 2009, Sch 5, para 7; Coroners (Investigations) Regulations 2013 No 1629, regs 28, 29

2. The report is sent to whoever the coroner believes has the power to take such action.

3. The recipient then has 56 days to respond. 2Coroners (Investigations) Regulations 2013 No 1629, reg 29(4)

4. PFD reports are published on the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary website. 3Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, Prevention of Future Death Reports,  accessed 19 January 2023


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