published: 3 July 2014
As of today, Thursday 3 July, INQUEST will only be able to advise people who are bereaved by a death that took place in custody or detention or involving state failures in England and Wales.
This includes a death in prison, in police custody or following police contact, in immigration detention or psychiatric care. We also work on other cases that involve multi-agency failings and/or raise wider issues of state and corporate accountability.
Until now we have been able to plug a gap and also offer advice and guidance to bereaved people following deaths in other circumstances that fall outside of this remit. Regrettably, due to funding constraints, INQUEST has taken the difficult decision to suspend this aspect of our casework service.