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  1. Changes to Joint Inspections

    August 2012

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    Working systems of the joint HMIC and HMI Prisons Police Custody Inspection Programme for police forces in England and Wales have been reviewed following feedback from stakeholders and forces. This has resulted in a revision of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and the Expectations for Police Custody (Expectations).

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  2. National Conference 2012

    July 2012

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    Working systems of the joint HMIC and HMI Prisons Police Custody Inspection Programme for police forces in England and Wales have been reviewed following feedback from stakeholders and forces. This has resulted in a revision of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and the Expectations for Police Custody (Expectations).

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  3. Working together to protect the public

    June 2012

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    In 2011 the Home Office launched a consultation on revised draft PACE Codes of Practice concerning detention and arrest and a new Code of Practice issued under Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000 and section 25 of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 for interview video recording with sound in terrorism cases.

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  4. Joint Inspection Update

    April 2012

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    Our ongoing updates on the national programme of HMIP & HMIC joint inspections of police custody continue with feedback on visits to Sutton and Lincolnshire. For the first time, we also feature a report from a follow up inspection at Cambridgeshire.

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  5. Care Not Custody

    January 2012

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    In June 2008, the WI passed a resolution calling for an end to the inappropriate detention of people with mental health problems. 24 senior representatives of organisations who work with people with mental health needs have signed a letter urging the State to keep its Care Not Custody promise: to avoid using prison healthcare as a catch-all for people who would be better cared for outside the criminal justice system.

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  6. New Zealand Delegation

    January 2012

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    ICVA welcomed a delegation from the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) of New Zealand, as part of a series of events illustrating how independent custody visiting operates as a National Preventative Mechanism (NPM) in the UK.

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