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.

Latest news

  • July edition of the IAP e-bulletin published

    The IAP has launched its fourteenth e-bulletin.

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  • College of Policing - National Guidance on detention and custody

    The College of Policing has published a new national guidance on the detention and custody process, from arrest through to bail.

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  • Safety in Custody Statistics England and Wales update to March 2015

    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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Latest downloads

We publish all our documentation, including minutes from our meetings, as freely downloadable pdf files.