A message from the Panel

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.

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


Latest news

  • Howard League - Preventing Prison Suicide

    The Howard League and the Centre for Mental Health are investigating suicide prevention in prisons. The joint work is focussing on how the police, the judiciary, prisons and healthcare providers can work together to prevent suicides in prison. It also looks at what lessons can be learnt from the wider community.

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  • CQC - Monitoring the Mental Health Act 2015/16

    Care Quality Commission have published their report on Monitoring the Mental Health Act 2015/16. The Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) is the legal framework that provides authority to admit, detain and treat patients in mental health hospitals. This can only be done to people who have, or appear to have, a mental disorder, and who are putting their own health or safety, or other people’s safety at risk.

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  • IAP Parliamentary Log - November 2016

    This document details parliamentary questions and debates that have taken place in the House of Commons and House of Lords on subjects relating to deaths in custody up to the 14 November 2016.

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