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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...

Derbyshire PCC

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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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Croydon – ICVA Statement...

ICVA is shocked and dismayed by the tragic news from Croydon custody this morning. We know too, that this event is likely to have an impact on scheme managers...

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Message from ICVA’s Chief Exe...

In a video message, ICVA’s Chief Executive gives a brief overview of the role of Independent Custody Visitors, thanks those who have continued their role ...

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Reflecting on diversity and equalit...

Policing and race has been in focus over recent months.  The world’s attention was brought to the brutal killing of George Floyd in America and people across...

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Video Enabled Justice in Police Cus...

It’s been a while since I have been in custody, but it feels right and proper that ICVA visit custody now as many of the ICVs have been doing throughout Covid...

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