A round up of our latest and past news, including ICVA updates, and commentary on issues such as legislation

  1. Deaths in Custody

    December 2014

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    The latest issue of  the Independent Advisory Panel e-bulletin has been published on the IAP website. It includes a literature review on the mental health of detainees and deaths in custody and the report on Statistical Analysis of deaths 2000-2013.

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  2. NPM Annual Report

    December 2014

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    The fifth annual report of the UK’s national mechanism for the prevention of torture and ill-treatment in detention (NPM) has been published, giving an overview of its work monitoring detention in prisons, police custody, court cells, customs custody facilities, children’s secure accommodation, immigration, military and mental health facilities.

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  3. ICV Influence on Police Custody

    December 2014

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    An ICV of the Sikh faith has prompted development of new guidelines on the storage of religious materials, following observations made during detainee visits at Hampshire custody suites.

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  4. Learning the Lessons

    November 2014

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    Learning the Lessons is an online bulletin that summarises investigations conducted by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) or police forces where learning opportunities are identified.

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  5. ICVA National Conference

    November 2014

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    We look forward to seeing many of you at our National Conference in Birmingham this weekend, where key topics will include:

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  6. Human Rights Annual Report

    October 2014

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    The Human Rights Implementation Centre (HRIC) at the University of Bristol Law School has published its fifth Annual Report on its continued work to promote the implementation of human rights around the world. 

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  7. Prison Safety Warning in HMIP Annual Report

    September 2014

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    Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, has warned of a significant decline in safety in adult male prisons, publishing his annual report. Safety outcomes for prisoners were worst in adult male local prisons and not good enough in a third of all the prisons inspected in 2013-14.

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  8. In Translation

    August 2014

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    Translations of the Notice of Rights and Entitlements (effective from 2 June 2014) can now be downloaded in 54 languages at GO.UK via the following links...

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  9. Taser in Custody?

    July 2014

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    Recent Home Office figures show that police use of Taser in England and Wales is continuing to rise. 

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  10. Visiting Times Summer 2014

    June 2014

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    The Summer edition of Visiting Times has now been published - catch up on what's new in the world of independent custody visiting…

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