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Registering a stillbirth

Parents can make a priority appointment at the Register Office. Please call us on 020 8690 2128.

What you receive from us

A certificate for burial or cremation.

This is required by the funeral director

A certificate of registration

This certificate is proof of registration and shows the date of the stillbirth and any names given to the child.

A stillbirth certificate (optional - fee payable)

A certified copy of all the registered details.

Support for people who have suffered a stillbirth

The death of a baby can be overwhelming. It can be hard to take in information, to make decisions or to imagine how you are going to cope.

Sands provides support for bereaved parents and their families. The people at Sands understand what it's like, because many have been through this experience themselves. They offer support and information when you need it. Call their helpline on 020 7436 5881 or visit the Sands website.

Child Bereavement Charity gives online information for people and families who have lost a child.

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Register Office

368 Lewisham High Street, Hither Green, London, SE13 6LQ
Telephone: 020 8690 2128
Fax: 020 8314 1078
Email: register.office@lewisham.gov.uk