INQUEST is the only charity providing expertise on state related deaths and their investigation to bereaved people, lawyers, advice and support agencies, the media and parliamentarians. Read more
We provide free and independent advice to bereaved people following a death in state care or detention in England and Wales, and in other cases where wider issues of state and corporate accountability are in question. Read more
Our INQUEST Handbook is available free of charge to all bereaved families and friends who have been affected by a sudden death that involves an inquest. The Skills and Support Toolkit can provide you with practical advice. Read more
INQUEST has been the driving force behind improvements in the investigation and inquest process and the support offered to bereaved people for 35 years. Read more
All of our work is grounded in the day-to-day experience of working with bereaved people. The families we work with contribute to our policy, parliamentary, campaigning and media work.
INQUEST is a small charity with an exceptional media profile, often appearing in the national press and broadcast news several times a week.
The INQUEST Lawyers Group is integral to our work, providing specialist legal advice to families going through the inquest process.
With over 30 years of experience, INQUEST has a range of invaluable resources available for free on our website, including statistics, reports, briefings and submissions.
With 35 years experience providing independent advice on contentious deaths & their investigation INQUEST is working with families, lawyers and policy makers to advise on the follow up to the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Keep up to date with the work of INQUEST and our families through our regular newsletter; our blog with news, events and other updates; and the family blog with bereaved families writing about their experiences.
FAMILY BLOG: Tony, father of James Herbert, talks about the importance of learning from his sons death. Read more
INQUEST BLOG: Report reflects some of the ongoing concerns of INQUEST on issues in UK places of detention Read more
INQUEST BLOG: The Farmer Review is published by the Ministry of Justice on The Importance of Strengthening Prisoners' Family Ties to Prevent Reoffending and Reduce Intergenerational Crime Read more