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

  • Learning from PPO Investigations - Older Prisoners

    This report reviews PPO investigations into naturally caused deaths of prisoners over 50. It examines 314 investigations between 2013 and 2015 and offers 13 lessons on six areas where recommendations are frequently made following investigations into deaths in custody of older prisoners. The six areas are healthcare and diagnosis, restraints, end of life care, family involvement, early release and dementia and complex needs.

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  • Safety in Custody Statistics 2016

    The latest Safety in Custody statistics have been published.

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  • 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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