Family Buddy-up Scheme What is the buddy-up scheme? Families and friends of a person who has died in custody/detention often experience a great deal of grief, anxiety and stress. They report having little understanding of the investigation and inquest process which they are thrown into, and feel that this lack of preparation can limit their ability to: ask the right questions surrounding a person’s death fully participate in the inquest process receive all the information they are entitled to. The buddy-up scheme aims to bring individuals together with other family members who have already been through the inquest process. Recently bereaved relatives can benefit from others’ experiences and feel comforted by a peer network that can support their pursuit of justice and truth during a challenging time of their life. How can I find out more? The buddy-up scheme is currently being developed and more information will be provided in the coming months. If you would like to receive support please contact your caseworker or email [email protected] and we will advise you of the next steps and the process for joining the scheme. How do I become an advocate? If you are a bereaved family member or friend and would like to become an advocate that supports others dealing with a contentious death, get in touch and we can let you know how to get involved.