These volunteers visit police custody areas to check on the wellbeing of detainees and to ensure that their rights are upheld. They visit a local police station in pairs, unannounced, at any time of the day or night and provide an independent check on the welfare of the detainees in Custody, and the conditions in which they are being held. 

Issues raised by volunteers are considered by Police Inspectors and updates are provided to me. The volunteers’ work offers protection to detainees and transparency of detention processes.


We are currently recruiting to the Independent Custody Visiting Scheme!

To view the scheme handbook click here.

To download an application form click here

For more details on volunteering please contact my office on 01267 226440

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