A message from the Panel

Welcome to the official website of the Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) on Deaths in Custody, part of the Ministerial Council on Deaths in Custody. The IAP plays an important role in helping to shape government policy in this area through the provision of independent advice and expertise to the Ministerial Board on Deaths in Custody.

We hope that you find this website useful and we look forward to receiving your views and input about our work. Thank you for taking the time to visit the site.


Latest news

  • Preventing the Deaths of Women in Prison - Update

    A slightly updated version (v0.3) of this report has been published. The Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody conducted a rapid expert information gathering exercise following the self-inflicted deaths of 12 women in prison in 2016 in order to advise Ministers and operational leaders and reduce the risk of further tragic deaths. The update refers to an additional recommendation being added to the 'Transfer of information' section.

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  • IAP meeting May 2017 minutes

    The main focus of the meeting was to discuss the IAP's startegic objectives for 2017/18 as well as progress of the current workstreams.

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  • IAP e-bulletin July 2017

    The IAP news bulletin is published today to coincide with, and help to disseminate, the July 2017 quarterly figures on deaths in custody, released today by the Ministry of Justice. The bulletin also gives an update on the work of the IAP as well as some of the work going on in wider circles on deaths in custody.

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