"…an organisation that shines a light into the state’s darkest corners, often on behalf of society’s most vulnerable people." 'In praise of... INQUEST' editorial in The Guardian

We work to empower bereaved people, who are often excluded from exercising their legal rights, and to ensure that their collective experience is heard by policymakers, parliamentarians and the wider public.

We are committed to challenging racism and discrimination in all areas of our work and have raised concerns about the systemic discrimination, inequality and poverty behind many deaths in custody and state care.

Our way of working is collaborative and we are non-judgemental in relation to the background or actions of an individual who has died.