No More Deaths: Speaking with INQUEST about their call for a National Oversight Mechanism
It is said that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it, a saying which resonates deeply with INQUEST, the only charity in England and Wales dedicated to working alongside bereaved families following deaths which involve the State.
Like our inquest solicitors, INQUEST support families who have to navigate the inquest and public inquiry process triggered following a death in custody, in mental health settings, or following major disasters such as Hillsborough or Grenfell.
In this line of work, the same issues are often revealed as contributing to someone’s death. From concerns around access to drugs in prison to failures to address safety risks in mental health settings, INQUEST have witnessed coroners and inquiry chairs time and again repeating the same issues and recommendations.
We recently spoke to Rosanna Ellul, Senior Policy and Parliamentary Officer, about their campaign for a National Oversight Mechanism.
Here to ensure that lessons are learned
When harm is caused, either to yourself or a loved one, you want to know how it happened and to ensure it doesn’t happen to others.
Whether you’ve sustained an injury as a result of medical negligence, been involved in a life changing accident, or suffered the death of someone close to you, our legal experts understand how important it is to seek answers about what happened.
These stories show how our team seeks to identify issues in care and safety, and to ensure lessons are learned when things go wrong.