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

  • Safer in Custody Statistics - up to March 2016

    The Ministry of Justice published its Safer in Custody Statistics which provides an analysis on deaths, self harm and violence in prison. The statistics are an important source of information for those interested in understanding and improving safety in prison and other custodial settings.
    This publication updates statistics on assaults and self-harm up to December 2015 and annual assaults and self-harm tables, and statistics on deaths in prison custody up to March 2016.

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  • Minutes of the IAP meeting, March 2016

    The Independent Advisory Panel met on 9th March 2016. Items that were on the agenda included non-contact vital signs technology, summary care records related to police custody and the recently published ‘Prisoner mental health and early days in custody’ from the PPO

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  • Minutes of the IAP Meeting December 2015

    The panel met in December. Items discussed included non-contact vital signs monitoring technology and the publication of the Annual Statistics of Deaths in Custody by the IAP

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