originally by: The IAP
8th March 2011
The IAP have published their mid term report, which provides an overview of the key achievements made by the IAP in the 18 months since its creation in April 2009, along with proposed next steps the IAP wish to take in the next 18 months. The report also contains a statistical overview of all deaths in state custody, along with information on the creation of the Ministerial Council on Deaths in Custody.
About the IAP:
The remit of the Council covers deaths, which occur in prisons, in or following police custody, immigration detention, the deaths of residents of approved premises and the deaths of those detained under the Mental Health Act (MHA) in hospital.
The principles and lessons learned as part of this work will also apply to the deaths of those detained under the Mental Capacity Act in hospital.