A message from the Chair of the IAP

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.

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

The IAP is currently conducting The Harris Review, an independent review into self-inflicted deaths of 18-24 year olds in National Offender Management Service (NOMS) custody, further details, including how to contact the Review,can be found here.

Latest news

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    The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published their report into the inquiry of preventing deaths in detention of adults with mental health conditions.

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    The Department of Health has published the second annual report on suicide prevention which sets out what local areas can do to prevent suicide and save lives.

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  • IAP Death in Custody Parliamentary Log

    The Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) on Deaths in Custody Parliamentary Log provides a summary of all Parliamentary business concerning deaths in state custody since 1 April 2009.

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