Events and training for support professionals

If you support people bereaved or injured by road crashes, or bereaved by any type of sudden death, you can benefit from attending our conferences, seminars, and training

Events and training for FLOs

Police FLO conference: family liaison following road death and injury

COVID-19 update: Please note the FLO conference has been cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In place of the FLO conference, Brake is producing a series of online resources in liaison with families bereaved or seriously injured in a road crash. These resources will be launched and available to view during Road Safety Week, 16-22 November 2020. Find out more.

Police FLO input sessions on road death

Brake runs free input sessions for police FLOs on liaison with people bereaved by road crashes. A trained volunteer, who has been bereaved in a crash, can visit your training centre and speak about their experiences, empathetic liaison, and Brake's support services. The presentation can include additional input from relevant experts.

COVID-19 update: Please note all PAT sessions have been cancelled for the time being in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Police FLO regional sessions

This year Brake was due to offer in-person sessions to existing FLOs as a personal development (PDP) opportunity, these sessions will now be run using digital and downloadable resources. The agenda and topics covered in these will be based on ‘hot topics’ for your region based on feedback from FLOs and key stakeholders. Please complete our short survey to share your thoughts with us. Brake will be running four digital sessions in 2020. Find out more.

Police Family Liaison Officer Awards

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Brake's Police Family Liaison Officer Awards celebrate and recognise the outstanding achievements and support provided by police FLOs, and showcase best practice in supporting families following a road death or serious injury. Following a judging process, a digital awards ceremony will take place during Road Safety Week, 16-22 November 2020, recognising our three category winners and highly commended entries. Best practice case-studies for our winners will also be produced and shared.


Coming soon...When disaster strikes in complex circumstances

Date to be confirmed

A sudden and violent bereavement or life-changing injury, for example through a road crash or homicide, attack or suicide, presents multiple challenges for families, but particularly so if people are facing additional complexities such as pre-existing mental health conditions, addiction, relationship and financial difficulties, often accompanied by practical challenges such as lack of employment, housing or child care.

This webinar will explore techniques that care professionals can use to safeguard these vulnerable victims and meet their needs by order of priority. It will explore how to work effectively in partnership with other care agencies to ensure collectively that these vulnerable people have their complex needs met comprehensively.

Why this topic? Brake’s National Road Victim Service helpline has seen an increase in callers who are suffering a wide variety of complex needs; particularly considering stretched local health and support services. This webinar will give a valuable opportunity to hear from experts in key fields of care and learn from each other and provide joined-up support.

For more information and to find out how to register for this event, please email

Resources for support professionals

Brake provides free resources, reports and guidance for road crash victim support professionals.

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Sudden is an initiative by Brake to support suddenly bereaved people and the people caring for them. Our mission is to ease the suffering of people bereaved by any kind of sudden death.

Click here to find out more.

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