INQUEST is a small charity with an exceptional media profile, regularly appearing in the national press and broadcast news to raise the issues arising from our cases and campaigns.

Our director Deborah Coles is an expert commentator and, where possible and appropriate, we work with families to ensure their experiences are heard in the media. Journalists use our expertise and statistics to help them track patterns and trends and situate deaths in their broader social and political context.

We welcome enquiries from print and broadcast journalists, researchers and producers but would ask that you please do as much research as possible on our website before contacting us with a specific query or interview request.

Resources you may find useful:

  • Statistics and monitoring: INQUEST has carried out comprehensive monitoring and collating of statistics relating to deaths in prison and police custody in England and Wales since 1990.
  • Media release archive: All our media releases relating to specific casework and broader areas of our work. 
  • INQUEST news: With regular updates on the organisation.
  • Briefings and consultation responses: Our parliamentary briefings, independent review submissions, Family Listening Day reports and other insightful documents can be downloaded. These contain case studies and bring to life the experiences of bereaved families.

Contact us

If you do need to get in touch, please fill in our media enquiry form or email [email protected] 

Or you can call the communications team on 020 7263 1111 (option 3). 

Additionally, if our Statistics and monitoring resources do not answer your data-related questions, please submit a statistics enquiry by filling in this form.

As a small team, we are unable to respond to all requests, and detailed information requests may take one to two weeks to gather. 

If you are contacting us to reach families please bear in mind that we will need time to approach and support any families to engage meaningfully with media work.