INQUEST is a 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.
What is the Family Reference Group?
The INQUEST Family Reference Group is made up of people directly affected by a contentious death (i.e. in detention/custody, where a state body is involved, or where the facts are disputed). It supports and contributes to INQUEST's work from a family perspective.
The reference group brings together a range of experiences, taking into consideration race and gender perspectives, types of deaths across custody, immigration detention and mental health care.