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

  • Safety in custody quarterly update to September 2015

    Safety in custody statistics cover deaths, self-harm and assaults in prison custody in England and Wales. This publication updates statistics on assaults and self-harm up to September 2015

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  • Learning from PPO Investigations: Prisoner Mental Health

    This report examines deaths in prison custody that occurred between 2012 and 2014, which were investigated by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO), and where the deceased had been identified as having mental health needs

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  • IAP Parliamentary Log - December 2015

    This parliamentary log provides a summary of all Parliamentary business on issues relating to deaths in state custody since May 2015.

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