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

  1. IAP Web Launch

    April 2010

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    The Independent Advisory Panel has launched a new website which it hopes will be used as a resource for those working within the different custodial sectors to share good practice and learning on preventing and reducing the number of deaths in custody.

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  2. ICV Code of Practice (Apr 2010)

    April 2010

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    One of the last duties of police minister, David Hanson was to approve the revision to the Codes of Practice for independent custody visiting. The new Codes of Practice were issued to all police and crime commissioners in the first week of April 2010.

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  3. Police Custody Reports

    February 2010

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    The Chief Inspectors of H.M Inspectorate of Prisons and H.M Inspectorate of Constabulary published inspection reports of police custody in Wiltshire, Cumbria and Warwickshire.

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  4. Leicestershire Police Custody Report

    January 2010

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    The Chief Inspectors of Prisons and Constabulary have published the report of a joint inspection of police custody suites in Leicestershire, as part of the regular programme of police custody inspections.

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  5. VT now online

    September 2009

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    Visiting Times Autumn Winter ’09 is now available – our first edition to be distributed electronically. VT can be downloaded here at, or forwarded as a pdf file by scheme administrators. The new format provides authorities with a more modern method of viewing the publication, which is also good for the environment.

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  6. MET get mobile

    August 2009

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    The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has launched an innovative pilot Mobile Processing Unit (MPU), developed by the MPS Transport Operational Command Unit, in conjunction with Transport for London.

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  7. ICVA Annual Conference 2009

    June 2009

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    The latest issue of our Visiting Times newsletter has now been published. Stay up to date with ICVA’s plans for 2009, the Inspection of Police Custody and a report on S136 Mental Health Act. Enjoy the read and feel free to contact us with any suggestions or story ideas for the next issue.

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  8. Forthcoming events

    May 2009

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    Eastern Region - Regional Conference 4th July, Scotland - Scotland conference, 11th & 12th September, Wales - Wales Conference 10th October 2009, East Midlands Region - Regional Conference 3rd October, Midlands Region - Regional Conference 26th September.

  9. New Appointments (Feb 2009)

    February 2009

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    An official welcome to ICVA’s new chair, David Wood. A long standing member of the executive committee and former vice chair, David is the current lead member for Custody and Race & Diversity at Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioners and has been a Suffolk County Councilor since 2000.

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  10. Scottish Annual Conference

    January 2009

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    ICVA’s Scottish Annual Conference was kindly hosted by the Northern Joint Police Board at the Highland Council Headquarters, Inverness in November 2008 and chaired by the Convener, Mr Norman Macleod.

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