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Happy Christmas from ICVA...

2020 has been such a challenging year and we have been so impressed by how independent custody visiting schemes have stepped up to the plate to keep monitoring ...

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UKNPM Responds to United Nations Vi...

The UKNPM has published the report from the UN SPT on their inaugural visit to the UK in 2019. So, with all of those acronyms in mind let’s take first things ...

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Custody Visiting and PCCs – a Bri...

Police and Crime Commissioners bring local accountability and governance for policing in England and Wales.  Amongst their responsibilities, PCCs have a statut...

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Wellbeing Dogs – The story of Roc...

I remember October 2012 very well indeed. It was the month I collected an 8 week old Labrador puppy to take home to be a family pet. I’d never had a dog befor...

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Black History Month – GUEST B...

October is Black History Month. Perhaps this is the first time you’ve ever really paid any attention to it, but it is a movement that started more than 30 yea...

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ICVA Covid 19 – A Six Month R...

Independent custody visiting schemes across the UK have continued to monitor police custody throughout COVID19.  Through a combination of techniques including ...

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Independent Custody Observers Pilot...

Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) are amazing people.  They give up their own time to visit police custody, speak to detainees and recommend changes.  ICVs ...

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ICVA interviews Just for Kids Law o...

The Concordat on Children in Custody is a protocol that is in place to improve understanding of the statutory duties of local authorities and police when detain...

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Black History Month Guest Blog R...

At 4:45pm on April 11th 1981 a young Black man was arrested on Atlantic Road, London. On the surface of it that may not sound that remarkable. However, that arr...

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