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 Meeting 11 March 2015

    The twenty-fifth meeting of the Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) on Deaths in Custody took place on Wednesday 11 March 2015.

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  • Learning from PPO Investigations - self-inflicted deaths of prisoners 2013/14

    The Prison and Probation Ombudsman has published a document on learning from investigations of self-inflicted deaths of prisoners between April 2013 and March 2014.

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  • EHRC report on Preventing Deaths in Detention of Adults with Mental Health Conditions published

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published their report into the inquiry of preventing deaths in detention of adults with mental health conditions.

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