Independent Custody Visiting is supported nationally by the Independent Custody Visiting Association (ICVA).
The ICVA is a voluntary organisation that promotes the custody visiting process nationally through advocacy, training, publicity and ongoing support to all involved in the process. Ultimately, it aims to assist the Home Office, PCCs and other interested bodies in the formulation of best practice for custody visiting schemes, increasing public awareness and understanding.
Independent Custody Visiting has a vital part to play in the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire in ensuring the police service is open and accountable to the public.
If you want to know more information about ICVs, please visit the Independent Custody Visiting Association’s (ICVA) website: http://icva.org.uk/
The Statutory responsibility for the delivery of independent custody visiting transferred from the Police Authorities to Police and Crime Commissioners (in consultation with Chief Constables).
It is a statutory responsibility for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire to have an Independent Custody Visiting scheme in place. They are responsible for organising and overseeing the scheme, in consultation with the Chief Constable. The Commissioner, therefore, must ensure that robust and effective procedures for establishing and maintaining the scheme are in place.