Victims Right to Information
Bereaved will have a Family Liaison Officer (FLO) assigned to them within days of the death. FLOs are responsible for keeping the family informed of the progress of the investigation. But they are to also report back on the victim, if they learn something relevant to the investigation.
As long as a criminal prosecution is being considered, the bereaved qualify for the services of the MOJ's Code of Practice for Victims of Crime. This states how quickly they are to be updated, with the bereaved treated as a priority group.
Under the coroner reforms introduced in July 2013, coroners are to disclose investigation reports and witness statements to the bereaved family. But this can still be refused by the coroner.
Police and Crime Commissioners are responsible for supporting victims of crime. Under the revised definition of victim of crime (introduced November 2015), all those injured or intimidated by any criminal offence qualify as a victim of crime.
But there is no standard information provided to those injured in crashes, unlike that for those bereaved by crashes or for those injured by other criminal offences.