Where we are up to
The Coroners Court of Victoria (CCOV) prepared carefully for the three week inquest into the death of Tanya Day by liaising closely with the family to provide a cultural safety plan and ensuring the environment was as culturally appropriate as possible.
All CCOV staff have now attended sorry business training to ensure they engage with Aboriginal families in a culturally sensitive manner considering the specific cultural requirements faced by Aboriginal families at the time of a loved one’s passing. Knowledge of the requirements and traditions surrounding sorry business will assist staff in properly communicating with Aboriginal families and enable staff to provide support. Sorry business training will continue to be held at regular intervals for new staff.
The Koori Family Engagement Coordinator also presents on his role during the staff and coroners induction process.