INQUEST shortlisted for Liberty Human Rights Award 2016
18 October 2016
INQUEST has been shortlisted for a Liberty Human Rights ‘Close to Home’ Award, alongside Connor Sparrowhawk’s family (#Justice for Laughing Boy) and Charlotte Haworth Hird from Bindmans Solicitors, in recognition of “their tireless efforts to improve the standard of care provided for people with mental health and learning disabilities”.
INQUEST began working with Connor’s family in the days following his death in July 2013, securing legal representation for the family with INQUEST Lawyers Group member Charlotte Haworth Hird from Bindmans Solicitors. We have worked to raise policy and parliamentary awareness of the issues arising from Connor’s preventable death and the conduct of Southern Health.
Announcement will be made in the evening of 26th Oct 2016.
‘No other organisation has worked so closely with bereaved families throughout the investigation and inquest process. INQUEST has a unique insight into the daily difficulties families face while striving to cope in the aftermath of a death in custody. The Skills and Support Toolkit can provide you with practical advice needed to continue and maintain your day to day life at a time when even the simplest of tasks can seem insurmountable, or help you develop the skills needed to mount a campaign. ’
– Mother of a child who died in prison