Footballs, jigsaws and colouring in police cells – a guest blog on ‘distraction tecnhiques’

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Guest Blog- Tony Maggs – College of Policing and National Police Estate Group.

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Guest Blog, Black History Month – Fatimah talks about her role as an ICV.

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Black History Month – Melika gives an ICV perspective on why diversity is important

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Black History Month – An ICV Perspective from Donna

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ICV schemes prevent torture and ill treatment of detainees and deliver effective oversight of police custody in order to ensure a safe environment and deliver public reassurance.

About the ICVA


ICVA’s suite of training materials equips ICVs with in-depth knowledge of latest best practices required to fulfil their role - from interpersonal communication skills to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE).

About support schemes


ICVA represents ICVs in the NPM, alongside Independent Custody Visitors Scotland and the Northern Ireland Policing Board Independent Custody Visiting Scheme.

About the NPM