The INQUEST Skills and Support Toolkit is a resource for families and friends dealing with the aftermath of a sudden bereavement.
It is funded by the BIG Lottery Fund.
Message from Yvonne Bailey, mother of Joseph Scholes:
In an instant, the words of a police officer “are you the mother of Joseph Scholes?” catapulted me into hell. I needed no other words; I knew my child was dead. I was numb with shock, grief stricken and overwhelmed. The unexplained delay in informing me of his death and the circumstances surrounding it meant I became immediately suspicious, alienated from and untrusting of the authorities that normally underpin our daily lives.
I was no longer simply Yvonne mother of four, I was now the mother of a dead child prisoner and I had no idea what I needed to do or who could help me find the answers to the million questions whirling through my mind. How would I survive? I was to find the answers to those questions with the support of INQUEST.
Get The Skills Toolkit - www.inquest.org.uk/useful-resources
INQUEST also have a useful handbook:
The inquest Handbook - www.info.inquest.org.uk/handbook