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

    An updated report has been published following the self-inflicted deaths of 12 women in prison in 2016. The Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody conducted a rapid expert information gathering exercise in order to advise Ministers and operational leaders and reduce the risk of further tragic deaths.

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  • IAP Parliamentary Log – March 2017

    This Parliamentary Log provides a summary of all Parliamentary business on issues relating to deaths in state custody since May 2015. The log includes information on Parliamentary Business and Written Ministerial Statements from the UK Parliament and devolved assemblies.

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  • Prison Reform Trust briefing - Why focus on reducing women’s imprisonment?

    The Prison Reform Trust has long called for a reduction in women’s imprisonment and a step change in how the criminal justice system responds to women. March 2017 marks ten years since the Corston Report on Women with Particular Vulnerabilities in the Criminal Justice System, and five years since the Angiolini Commission on Women Offenders (Scotland).

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