Independent Custody Visitors
Ensuring detained people's welfare
Surrey's Independent Custody Visitors Scheme
Independent Custody Visiting was introduced in England as a result of the recommendations from the Scarman Report into the 1981 Brixton riots. The scheme is designed to ensure a greater understanding of, and confidence in the processes and rules governing a detained person’s welfare. It also offers an extra level of mutual protection to both detained persons and police custody staff by providing independent scrutiny of the treatment of detained persons and the conditions in which they are held.
Total Hours Volunteered
Number & Type of Visits During 2022/23