Supplementary Memorandum by the Institute
of Burial and Cremation Administration (Inc) (CEM 17(a))
IBCA CEMETERY &
I can confirm that the Institute is committed
to producing the text for the above-mentioned handbook.
It is the aim of the Institute to produce the
principal text that will be on every manager's desk, comprising
an essential reference covering all legal, technical, administrative
and practical aspects of our sphere of work with an emphasis on
best practice in order to promote excellence in service standards
The chapters will be drafted by a team of experienced
and qualified professionals specifically selected by the Board
of Directors for their knowledge of and expertise in the particular
subjects allocated to them.
A process of peer review will take place to
ensure that each chapter is scrutinised not only by the editors,
Dr Rugg and myself, but also by at least two other chapter authors.
It is further proposed that the volume will be scrutinised by
our National Education Officer to ensure total compatibility with
the Institute's educational and training programmes and Diploma
The text will conclude with discussion on the
present and future management of our service with a focus on sustainability
and care of the bereaved.
The handbook will provide not only a comprehensive
guide to the manager new to our service but also to the experienced
manager who is looking for areas where improvements to service
provision can be made.
A major publisher of such works has registered
interest in the handbook.
I trust that the above will provide you with
an insight into our aims. However, should you require further
detailed information do not hesitate to contact me.
IBCA National Executive Officer