INQUEST IS RUNNING A REDUCED SERVICE IN AUGUST
31 July 2013
INQUEST will be running a reduced casework service throughout August 2013 and will also have limited capacity to respond to policy and media enquiries.
Over this period, our casework team will only be able to respond to enquiries relating to deaths in custody (deaths that occur in prison, immigration detention, in psychiatric hospital and in police custody or following police contact). We will try to respond to these enquiries within 7 days.
If you need advice about a death in any other circumstances, please contact us again in September 2013. In the meantime, you might find it helpful to read our Inquest Handbook which can be downloaded from the Help and Advice section. In the Handbook there is a section on specialist sources of advice. Other sources of information and advice can be found through:
Your coroner/coroner’s office
Your local Citizen’s Advice Bureau
‘The decision to publish the Cass report is an extraordinary victory for INQUEST… Belatedly, it lifts another layer of camouflage from the secrets, lies and impunity that prevail in large sections of the British state and make such terrible events not merely possible but more likely…What INQUEST, Celia Stubbs and countless others around the world – say, the Mothers and Grandmothers of the Disappeared in Argentina – keep reminding us is not just that the instincts of the powerful are wrong, but that they can also be defeated, however long it may take.’
– David Ransom, friend of Blair Peach and former editor of New Internationalist magazine