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

  • PPO - learning lessons bulletin - Homicides

    The PPO have published a learning lessons bulletin which examines the lessons to be learned from the Ombudsman’s investigations into the killing of one prisoner by another. This is the second bulletin they have published on this topic.

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  • PPO Annual Report 2015-2016

    This is the fifth annual report of the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman. The demand for independent investigation of deaths and complaints remains unremittingly high. Over the past year, deaths in custody have risen sharply, with a shocking 34% rise in self-inflicted deaths, steadily rising numbers of deaths from natural causes. The number of complaints from prisoners also remains very high.

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  • IAP End of Term Report Aug 2016

    The Independent Advisory Panel have published their End of Term report that covers the period up to August 2016. Inside this edition you will find updates on the progress of the IAP priorities, panel members information, stocktake and information regarding the annual statistics on deaths in custody.

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