VT now online

September 2009

Visiting Times Autumn Winter ’09 is now available – our first edition to be distributed electronically. VT can be downloaded here at www.icva.org.uk, 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.

The current issue provides update son the association’s work to promote and support independent custody visiting nationally - highlights include:

  • Police Inspections – Findings and the Future
  • Custody Visiting adopted as National Preventative Mechanism
  • New ICVA Training Package now available
  • New Council on Deaths in Custody
  • The Bradley Report
  • Single Custody Framework

Training for the future

ICVA’s superb new suite of training materials is now available. The training package includes a training DVD, Trainer’s Manual and a CD containing a student workbook. This will be sent to all police and crime commissioners for a set fee, significantly improving the ability of police and crime commissioners to produce their own copies as and when required, or distributed to ICVs via PDF where appropriate.

Following a consultation process, the new materials have been created in a modular format, to enable greater flexibility and usage, and to facilitate delivery in a way that suits local schemes. Please contact your local scheme administrator for further details.

CVA scheme administrators got together for their national conference in Birmingham on 24-25 June 2009, an excellent two day event which attendees found extremely rewarding. This event provided a great opportunity for scheme administrators to ‘compare notes’ and share best practice across schemes, while catching up on the latest information by expert speakers on arange of topical issues as follows…

  • PACE Review and Joint Working – Aminat Badmus, Home Office Police Powers Team
  • Collaborative Opportunities for police and crime commissioners – John King Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioners
  • Human Rights for police and crime commissioners – Cat McIntyre, Association of police and crime commissioners
  • Joint Inspection Findings – Nigel Newcommen, HM Deputy Chief Inspector ofPrisons
  • ICVA Training Materials for ICVs – Anna Jarratt, ICVA

Administrators' Conference 2009 presentations may be downloaded here:

  • ICVA Training Materials for ICVs - Anna Jarratt, ICVA
  • Human Rights for police and crime commissioners – Cat McIntyre, APA
  • Collaborative Opportunities for police and crime commissioners – John King Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioners
  • Evaluation Feedback
  • Feedback workshop discussions
  • Nigel Newcommen, HM Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons
  • PACE Review and Joint Working – Aminat Badmus, Home Office Police Powers Team