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

  • Independent Review of Deaths and Serious Incidents in Police Custody

    Dame Angiolini's report into deaths and serious incidents in police custody was published on 30 October 2017.

    The review looked at the wide range of circumstances around deaths and serious incidents in police custody and of suicides occurring shortly after release from police custody. It involved examination of events from the initial restraint or other circumstances preceding the death, through the investigation and Inquest to the outcome of the formal investigative processes.

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  • Panel member recruitment

    The Cabinet Office has launched a campaign to recruit new members of the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody. The closing date for applications is 9 November 2017. The full advert can be found here:


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  • British Psychological Society announce their book awards

    The British Psychological Society makes its Book Award each year to recognise excellent published work in psychology. Among this year's winners is panel member Graham Towl for his book Preventing Self-Injury and Suicide in Women’s Prisons which he wrote with colleague Dr Tammi Walker.

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