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

  • New Chair of the IAP announced - Juliet Lyons CBE

    Juliet Lyons CBE has been appointed as the new Chair of the Independent Advisory Panel. Juliet is currently director of the Prison Reform Trust and is expected to take up her new role at the beginning of September 2016.

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  • 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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