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.


The Aftermath: caring for people suffering sudden bereavement or life-changing injury

Tuesday 28 July, 2pm BST

A sudden bereavement, life-changing injury, or rapid deterioration in health may be due to medical reasons (such as COVID-19 or a stroke) or through an event (such as a road crash, homicide, terrorism or suicide). Due to COVID-19, numbers of people affected in these ways are rising rapidly.

People affected are vulnerable, particularly in a time of increased risk of isolation due to physical distancing. People often have acute needs due to shock combined with practical and complex challenges; ranging from mental health, to caring for bereaved children, to loss of income. Safeguarding from day one is essential, with needs identified quickly and met by order of priority, and active monitoring of wellbeing, for example signs of disorders such as Prolonged Grief Disorder or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

At a time of stretched health and support services, this free webinar provides a valuable opportunity to hear from leading experts in helping people through a traumatic time, at a challenging time for everyone, and learn how to work effectively within your agency or company and in partnership with others to provide appropriate and best practice support.


  1. Trauma reactions – keeping people safe, supported and restoring their choices and control
  2. Mental health watchful waiting – active monitoring and clinical intervention methodologies
  3. Case management – ensuring a pathway of care from day one to wellbeing goals
  4. When the worst happened – case studies of practitioner experience

Who should attend?

This webinar is appropriate for health and social care professionals, police, employers, charity workers, legal representatives, funeral directors and all other professionals who may help bereaved / injured people as part of their role.

Book your place now 

This webinar is sponsored by Slater and Gordon.

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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