A message from the Chair of the IAP

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 play’s 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.

I hope that you find this website useful and I look forward to receiving your views and input about our work. Thank you for taking the time to visit the site.

Latest news

  • IAP Death in Custody Parliamentary Log

    The Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) on Deaths in Custody Parliamentary Log provides a summary of all Parliamentary business concerning deaths in state custody since 1 April 2009.

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  • Independent investigation into the incident at HMP Pentonville on 24 August 2010

    The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) response to the independent investigation conducted by Simon Draycott into the circumstances surrounding the incident at HMP Pentonville on 24 August 2010 that led to Mr Atlantic sustaining serious injuries has been published.

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  • Fourth annual report of the UK's NPM 2012/13 published

    The HM Inspectorate of Prisons have published their fourth annual report of the UK’s National Preventative Mechanism (NPM) for 2012-13. The NPM is made up of 20 independent bodies and co-ordinated by HM Inspectorate of Prisons. It was established in 2009 by the UK government to meet its UN treaty obligations regarding the treatment of anyone held in any form of custody.

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