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Independent Custody Visitors –...

It’s been a little while since I have been in a custody suite, so it was time to dust off my work shoes (I work from home so flip flops are generally acceptab...

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Obituary – Martin Barsby...

It is with heavy hearts that we at ICVA announce the sad passing of a previous ICVA board member, Martin Barsby, aged 52. Martin had overall responsibility for ...

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Walking the job- Greater Manchester...

I am extremely fortunate to have such a diverse and varied role. One moment I may be representing custody visitors’ work to national partners or ministers, th...

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IOPC Operation Hotton Report- ICVA ...

ICV’s assure the public that the rights and entitlements of detainees are being observed. As part of fulfilling this requirement, ICV’s are empowered to rep...

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ICVA’s Chair receives MBE...

Well firstly, Happy New Year to you all! I hope that you have managed to have a safe and peaceful festive period. As I said in my blog last month, for another ...

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2021 – ICVA’s Chair Ref...

Well, what a year it has been! Independent Custody Visiting, like the rest of the world, has had to continue to respond to challenges brought about by the ever-...

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Hydra Training for Custody Staff &#...

Recently I was delighted to attend Surrey Police HQ to observe the new College of Policing Hydra training for officers going to work in custody suites. I had ve...

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Blog – Ashley Bertie, ICVA...

Hello one and all! It’s truly an honour and a privilege to be ICVA’s new CEO. I am just over three weeks into the role, and I want to use my first blog to s...

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ICVA CEO Recruitment Announcement...

I am delighted as ICVA’s Chair to make an announcement on some future changes to our staffing. As you are aware, Sherry Ralph stepped up be Interim CEO wh...

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