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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  • Harris Review Community & Local Stakeholders Seminar 2 October

    The Harris Review into self-inflicted deaths in NOMS custody of 18-24 year olds would like to invite representatives from groups or organisations that work within local communities to support the needs of vulnerable people, young adults, ex-offenders and also who provide through the gate support in prisons to attend our seminar at the Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith St, London SW1P 3BU.

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  • PPO Annual Report 2013-14 publish

    The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) have published their annual report for 2013/14. During this time period, the PPO opened 239 investigations into deaths.

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