Families often tell us that when someone they love has died in state custody or care, they want to make sure that it doesn’t happen again. We’ve compiled some helpful resources all about campaigning and fighting for change.


Building powerful campaigns and movements requires resources. Check out these useful resources and toolkits for anyone looking to set up a campaign and create change.


SMK Changemakers' Toolkit

Family campaigns

Looking for inspiration or other campaigns to get involved in?

Over the years, we've worked alongside incredible and inspiring families who have set up campaigns for change following the state related death of a loved one. Have a look at some of the

Ongoing family campaigns

Have a campaign already? Get in touch

We’re always happy to share your campaigns on our social media platforms. Get in touch & share your campaigns with us!

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Join an INQUEST campaign

By getting involved in INQUEST's policy and media work, you can drive the changes you want to see to make sure vital lessons are learnt and future deaths prevented. Find out more about our current

Our campaigns

Our consultation cafes offer a space to meet with the INQUEST policy team to keep you up to date on our work, and to hear from you about how we should shape our policy and campaigning priorities.

Sign up to the next Consultation Cafe


Speaking to journalists and the media can be a cathartic experience and a good opportunity to have your voice heard, advocate for your loved one and tell the truth about what happened to them. Raising awareness about how your loved one died and airing concerns, criticisms and failures can have a positive impact and bring about change.

However, engaging with the media can also be difficult, exposing and scary.  Remember, speaking with the media is not the only way to advocate for your loved one and you only need to engage if and when you feel comfortable and ready to do so.

Our dedicated media team can offer advice, suggest friendly journalists and answer any questions you might have.

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Share your story

A more informal way of sharing your story and what happened to your loved one is to write a blog for INQUEST.

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