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 mid-term report May 2018

    Juliet Lyon reflects on her first 18 months as Chair of the IAP.

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  • Still Dying on the Inside: Examining Deaths in Women's Prisons

    This report by the charity Inquest, published in May 2018, looks at the lack of action by successive governments to prevent deaths and puts forward a series of recommendations to close women’s prisons by redirecting resources from criminal justice to community-based services.


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  • Churchill Fellowships for Suicide Prevention, 2018

    An opportunity to apply for a Churchill Fellowship, which now includes a category on suicide prevention.

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