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 - Transgender Prisoners

    This learning lessons bulletin explores the care and management of transgender individuals while in prison. It draws on recommendations from PPO investigations into deaths in custody, as well as their complaint investigations, and outlines six lessons that can be learnt from past cases.

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  • Equality and Human Rights Commision - Non natural deaths following prison and police custody

    The deaths of people in the immediate aftermath of state detention have received considerably less attention than the deaths of those who die in custody. This research was commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in October 2015 with the aim of contributing to the understanding of the size and extent of the problem.

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  • CQC - Learning, candour and accountability report

    This report describes what CQC found when it reviewed how NHS trusts identify, investigate and learn from the deaths of people under their care. It concludes that many carers and families do not experience the NHS as being open and transparent and that opportunities are missed to learn across the system from deaths that may have been prevented

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