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  1. ICVA letter to Home Affairs Select Committee regarding Spit Guards

    March 2017

    Cover of ICVA letter to Home Affairs Select Committee regarding Spit Guards

    ICVA's Chair, Martyn Underhill, has written to the Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee to raise concerns on the use of spit guards in custody.  ICVA's Management Board have concerns at the lack of policy, governance and public consultation in relation to the use of spit guards.  The letter is available to read here.

  2. Custody Visiting and PCCs - a Briefing for Candidates

    January 2016

    Photo for article: Custody Visiting and PCCs - a Briefing for Candidates

    Police and Crime Commissioners bring local accountability and governance for policing in England and Wales.  Amongst their responsibilities, PCCs have a statutory duty to provide an independent custody visiting scheme.  ICVA has developed a briefing for candidates to explain the role of local volunteers, independent custody visitors, and schemes as well as the specific responsibilities for PCCs, as agreed by Parliament.

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