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

  • IAP Parliamentary Log - August 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

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  • PPO Learning Lessons Bulletin - Dementia

    In 2013, the National Offender Management Service issued a guide for prison officers, to help them understand dementia and deal more effectively with prisoners who are affected. This bulletin aims to identify some learning from our investigations into deaths of prisoners with dementia, in order to help Prison Service staff deal more effectively with this group of prisoners

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  • Safety in custody quarterly update to June 2016

    Safety in custody statistics cover deaths, self-harm and assaults in prison custody in England and Wales. This publication updates statistics on deaths in prison custody up to June 2016 and self-harm and assaults up to March 2016.

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