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

  • Kate Lampard appointed as the IAP Interim Chair

    Kate Lampard has succeeded Lord Harris of Haringey as chair of the Panel. Her term will last six months, during which time a public appointment exercise will identify a permanent chair

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  • Thematic report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons - Behaviour management and restraint of children in custody

    In March 2013, the House of Commons Justice Committee recommended in its report on youth justice that Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons should report on the implementation of the new system of behaviour management and restraint in young offender institutions (YOIs) and secure training centres (STCs), known as ‘minimising and managing physical restraint’ (MMPR).

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  • IAP Meeting 8th December 2015

    The twenty-eighth meeting of the Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) on Deaths in Custody will take place on 8th December 2015

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