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

    A slightly updated version (v0.3) of this report has been published. The Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody conducted a rapid expert information gathering exercise following the self-inflicted deaths of 12 women in prison in 2016 in order to advise Ministers and operational leaders and reduce the risk of further tragic deaths. The update refers to an additional recommendation being added to the 'Transfer of information' section.

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  • IAP meeting, October 2017

    The minutes of the October 2017 IAP meeting are now published. The panel discussed the IAP strategy and the top 10 recommendation paper and received an update on the NOMS Suicide and Self Harm project.

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  • Minutes of twenty-third meeting of the Ministerial Board Nov 2106

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