The purpose of the Fund is to ensure that families or their campaign groups can get access to small grants for practical assistance, to further the work of their campaigns or assist in engaging in other local, regional or national initiatives.
The guide covers 50 cities and counties in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. London, being the UK’s largest legal market, has the most in-depth coverage. The Guide also covers over 70 specialist areas of law.
A “significant” piece of “sensitive information” has been sent to the Birmingham & Solihull coroner who is considering reopening the Birmingham pub bombings inquests.
INQUEST launched an online version of its Skills and Support Toolkit on 16th December. This resource, funded by the Big Lottery, has been developed with the help of a number of families.
The recently released ‘Stop and Search: the Anatomy of a Police Power’ provides a compelling analysis of the issues around the power that allows officers to invade an individual’s privacy and intrude into people’s liberty.
The National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund appeal closed on 31st October 2015 raising (plus a proxy pledge from 4WardEver UK) a total donation of £1,018.00.
StopWatch, in partnership with Release, launched an exciting new app through it’s youth-focused project, Y-Stop. The app will encourage police accountability, by making it easier for people to complain about stop and search encounters.