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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. Their specialist casework includes deaths in police and prison custody, immigration detention, mental health settings and deaths involving multi-agency failings or where wider issues of state and corporate accountability are in question. This includes work around the Hillsborough football disaster and the Grenfell Tower fire.

INQUEST’s policy, parliamentary, campaigning and media work are grounded in the day-to-day experience of working with bereaved people. Employing an integrated model, this brings together casework support, family participation, identification of thematic trends, statistics and analysis that feeds into the organisation’s work on campaigning, information sharing and policy and parliamentary work. At the heart of this unique model are the experiences and needs of bereaved people. This integrated approach is crucial to families, not only in making sure their voices are heard and holding the state to account for individual deaths, but also in changing policy and practice to prevent future deaths.

They 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. They also provide support through the inquest process.
There are useful resources on the website.

Contact Details

020 7263 1111



Inquest, 3rd Floor, 89-93 Fonthill Road, London N4 3JH

Other Info

Opening times:
Phones are open for new queries on Mon, Wed & Thurs 10am - 5pm.

Bus: 4, 29, 153, 210, 253, 254, 259, W3, W7 Tube: Finsbury Park

Other information:
Registered charity.

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