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

  • Howard League & Centre for Mental Health - Preventing Prison Suicide: Perspectives from the inside

    Centre for Mental Health and the Howard League for Penal Reform are working together to prevent suicide in prisons. The work explores how police, the judiciary, prisons and healthcare providers can collaborate to prevent people from taking their own lives in prison.

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  • IAP Parliamentary Log - May 2016

    This document details parliamentary questions and debates that have taken place in the House of Commons and House of Lords on subjects relating to deaths in custody.

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  • IAP e-bulletin published - May 2016

    The sixteenth edition of the IAP e-bulletin has now been released. Inside this edition there is an introduction from Kate Lampard CBE regarding the review of the IAP that is currently underway. Other items include updates on current workstreams, details of items discussed at the IAP meetings, Ministerial Board on Deaths in Custody meetings and a summary of the IAP analysis of recorded deaths in custody from 2000 to December 2014.

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