INQUEST Charitable Trust

My Voice, My Story

Every year INQUEST helps hundreds of families of people who have died in custody, detention or following police contact. Families want to be heard during the inquest process following a death. Film and photography can be powerful tools for expressing emotion and raising questions.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1046650)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£9,900

Amount raised

£10,300

Donations

70

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

Situation

An inquest or investigation into the death in custody or detention can take months and often years. In the case of Hillsborough, it took 27 years to conclude that fans were unlawfully killed. Families will tell us that it is difficult to grieve whilst an inquest is ongoing, leaving them isolated from their communities and unable to move forward with their lives. Children and young people in particular can feel voiceless and families will tell us that schooling and friendships can suffer.

Solution

We know that many of our families feel stigmatised and unsupported following a traumatic bereavement. Families also tell us they want to make a different and ensure that other families do not go through the same negative experience. By using multi-media tools, families will be supported to tell their stories about the person who has died and how it has impacted on those living with the loss whilst facing an often protracted investigation process.