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IAP Parliamentary Log – March 2017

Tuesday 14 March 2017

This Parliamentary Log provides a summary of all Parliamentary business on issues relating to deaths in state custody since May 2015. The log includes information on Parliamentary Business and Written Ministerial Statements from the UK Parliament and devolved assemblies.

Prison Reform Trust briefing - Why focus on reducing women’s imprisonment?

Tuesday 14 March 2017

The Prison Reform Trust has long called for a reduction in women’s imprisonment and a step change in how the criminal justice system responds to women. March 2017 marks ten years since the Corston Report on Women with Particular Vulnerabilities in the Criminal Justice System, and five years since the Angiolini Commission on Women Offenders (Scotland).

Howard League – Preventing Prison Suicide: Staff perspectives

Tuesday 14 March 2017

Centre for Mental Health and the Howard League for Penal Reform are working together to investigate suicide prevention in prisons. The work explores how police, the judiciary, prisons and health care providers can collaborate to prevent people from losing their lives through suicide in prison.

PPO Learning lessons bulletin - Complaints from young people in custody

Friday 24 February 2017

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.

IAP Minutes for meeting on 7 December 2016

Friday 24 February 2017

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.

Safer in Custody Statistics published – December 2016

Thursday 26 January 2017

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.

Preventing suicide in England: Third progress report

Wednesday 25 January 2017

The 3rd annual report of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy has been published. It offers a chance to consider areas where there is a need to increase efforts to help reduce suicide rates. The Secretary of State for Health has set out a commitment to strengthen the National Strategy and drive forward key areas for action that will address current suicide prevention priorities.

IAP Minutes of meeting October 2016

Wednesday 25 January 2017

The IAP have published the minutes from the meeting that was held on 18 October 2016. Items discussed included IAP recruitment of panel members, the NOMS suicide and self-harm project (SASH), the IAP annual statistical report and updates on current workplans.

House of Commons – Health Committee, suicide prevention interim report Dec 2016

Wednesday 25 January 2017

The inquiry into suicide prevention received over 150 submissions. They heard oral evidence from a range of organisations and individuals including those bereaved by suicide or with lived experience of suicidal ideation, from whom they heard powerful evidence both about their experiences and about the work they are now doing to help prevent suicide.

IAP Parliamentary Log - January 2017

Thursday 19 January 2017

This document details parliamentary questions and debates that have taken place in the House of Commons and House of Lords on subjects relating to deaths in custody up to the 18 January 2017.

PPO - Learning Lessons Bulletin - Transgender Prisoners

Monday 16 January 2017

This learning lessons bulletin explores the care and management of transgender individuals while in prison. It draws on recommendations from PPO investigations into deaths in custody, as well as their complaint investigations, and outlines six lessons that can be learnt from past cases.

Equality and Human Rights Commision - Non natural deaths following prison and police custody

Monday 16 January 2017

The deaths of people in the immediate aftermath of state detention have received considerably less attention than the deaths of those who die in custody. This research was commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in October 2015 with the aim of contributing to the understanding of the size and extent of the problem.

CQC - Learning, candour and accountability report

Monday 16 January 2017

This report describes what CQC found when it reviewed how NHS trusts identify, investigate and learn from the deaths of people under their care. It concludes that many carers and families do not experience the NHS as being open and transparent and that opportunities are missed to learn across the system from deaths that may have been prevented

Charlie Taylor Report - Review of the Youth Justice system

Monday 16 January 2017

In 2007, 225,000 children in England and Wales received a caution or conviction for a notifiable offence. Of these children, 106,000 were first-time entrants to the system having never before received a caution or conviction. 126,000 were prosecuted at court, and 5,800 were sentenced to custody. The average monthly under-18 custodial population for 2007 was 2,909.

National Preventative Mechanism 7th Annual Report published

Monday 16 January 2017

The 7th annual report for the National Preventative Mechanism has been published. The NPM is responsible for the independent monitoring of all places of detention throughout the UK. It comprises the 20 bodies which have powers to enter places of detention for the purpose of providing oversight and scrutiny of the treatment of detainees and the conditions in which they are held. Such scrutiny is designed both to prevent harm occurring to people in detention and to encourage good practice in the care of detainees.

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