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

  • PPO Learning lessons bulletin - Complaints from young people in custody

    The Prison and Probation Ombudsman have published their learning lessons bulletin on complaints from young people in custody. This bulletin focuses on three aspects of the
    management of young people in custody: adjudications, use of force, and segregation. Adjudications are the internal disciplinary procedures in YOIs. They are essentially designed for adult prisoners and can be confusing and intimidating for young people. The bulletin emphasises the important role that advocates can play in ensuring a fair hearing.

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  • IAP Minutes for meeting on 7 December 2016

    The minutes have been published for the Indpendent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody meeting that was held on 7th December 2016. Items discussed include the 2015 statistical analysis report, IAP recruitment, transgender review and an update from the Chair on visits and the current workstreams.

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  • Safer in Custody Statistics published – December 2016

    The Ministry of Justice have published the quarterly Safety in Custody statistics which cover deaths, self-harm and assaults in prison custody in England and Wales. This publication updates statistics on deaths in prison custody up to December 2016 and self-harm and assaults up to September 2016.

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