Independent custody visiting was made a statutory requirement on police authorities under the Police Reform Act 2002 (Paragraph 51) and for elected Police & Crime Commissioners in the Police Reform & Social Responsibility Act (Schedule 16, Part 3, Section 299).
Independent custody visitors are volunteers that make unannounced visits to police custody suites in their police service area to check on the welfare of people detained in custody and the conditions in which they are being held.
You can find more information and reports on independent custody visiting on the Police and Crime Commissioner's website.
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14 Nov 17 1:55 PM