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

  • Independent investigation into the serious assault on ‘Mr North’* at HMP Whitemoor on 6 September 2008 and HM Prisons and Probation Service response published

    The independent investigation conducted by Kevin Bradford into the serious assault on ‘Mr North’ at HMP Whitemoor on 6 September 2008 is published. Also published is the HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) response to the investigation.

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  • Independent investigation into the serious assault on ‘Mr Adakite’* at HMP Birmingham on 16 June 2011 and responses published

    The independent investigation conducted by Andy Smith into the serious assault on ‘Mr Adakite’ at HMP Birmingham on 16 June 2011 is published. Also published are the responses to the investigation from those responsible for commissioning and providing custodial and healthcare services at the prison.

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  • Independent investigation into the life-threatening self-harm of WA at HMP Ranby on 18 February 2012 and responses published

    The independent investigation conducted by Barbara Stow into the life-threatening self-harm of WA at HMP Ranby on 18 February 2012 is published. Also published are the responses to the investigation from those responsible for commissioning and providing custodial and healthcare services at the prison.

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