INQUEST is working to end deaths caused by unsafe systems of detention, a lack of care, the use of force and by institutional failure. For almost four decades, we have been been the driving force behind improvements in the investigation and inquest process and the support offered to bereaved people following a state related death.
INQUEST combines family participation with casework, campaigning and sharing knowledge in order to empower families, drive evidence-based policy and prevent deaths.
We are working to achieve;
Find out more about our 2018-2021 strategic goals
Many of the families we work with organise their own campaigns for justice and accountability. Learn more on the family campaigns webpage.
INQUEST is fighting for legal aid for for all bereaved families following a state related death as well as stronger support to achieve truth, justice and accountability, dignity, respect, justice and system change.Read more
INQUEST is calling for urgent action to save lives by ending the inappropriate use of imprisonment for women, closing women's prisons and redirecting resources from criminal justice into community-based services.Read more
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.Read more