A message from the Chair of the IAP

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.

I hope that you find this website useful and I look forward to receiving your views and input about our work. Thank you for taking the time to visit the site.

The IAP is currently conducting The Harris Review, an independent review into self-inflicted deaths of 18-24 year olds in National Offender Management Service (NOMS) custody, further details, including how to contact the Review,can be found here.


Latest news

  • IAP Death in Custody Parliamentary Log

    The Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) on Deaths in Custody Parliamentary Log provides a summary of all Parliamentary business concerning deaths in state custody since 1 April 2009.

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  • Home Office and BMH UK Summit on Policing and Mental Health

    The Home Office and Black Mental Health UK jointly hosted a summit on policing and mental health on 23 October 2014. Lord Harris, Chair of the IAP, led a seminar on deaths in custody. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, and Norman Lamb, the Minister for Care and Support, were among the key speakers.

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  • Independent investigation into the life-threatening attempted suicide of Mr Quartz at HMP Doncaster on 2 December 2008 and the National Offender Management Service response published

    The independent investigation conducted by Professor Jenny Shaw into the life-threatening attempted suicide of Mr Quartz at HMP Doncaster on 2 December 2008 is published. Also published is the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) response to the investigation.

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