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

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    The IAP has published its end of term report which marks the end of the Panel's second term.

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  • Coroners Statistics 2014 for England and Wales published

    The Ministry of Justice has published the latest Coroners Statistics 2014 for England and Wales.

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  • Safety in Custody Statistics England and Wales update to December 2014

    The Ministry of Justice and the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) have published their quarterly statistical bulletin on deaths, self harm and assaults in prison custody.

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