Chair of the Board
ICVA is seeking a new Chair for this small but mighty not-for-profit membership organisation! ICVA is interested in hearing from those who are experienced chairs, have an excellent track record of influencing policy and practice and who have experience and dedication to the rights, entitlements and wellbeing of those held in police custody.
ICVA works closely with police and crime commissioners, government, and criminal justice organisations to:
Lead, support and represent independent custody visiting schemes in the United Kingdom, ensuring best practice is disseminated and that areas of good practice and causes for concern arising in custody are proactively shared nationally.
Promote the wellbeing and effective care of detainees in police custody in the UK, ensuring that all detainees are treated with fairness and dignity.
We are members of the UK National Preventive Mechanism (UKNPM) to represent monitoring of police custody as part of State duty under the Optional Protocol against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) - an international human rights treaty, ratified in the UK in 2003.