Latest changes – detention and custody

Date Category Guidance Changes
Detention and custody > Detainee care Children and young persons

Edited the section on Local safeguarding children boards. Changed the section title to local safeguarding children partnerships - with new links. 

Detention and custody Moving and transporting detainees

Added an extra paragraph to the Prisoner escort and custody service section to reflect amendments changes due to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022

Detention and custody Response, arrest and detention

New paragraph added to the section on Persons attending a police station voluntarily who are not arrested to reflect the changes to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022.

Detention and custody Response, arrest and detention

Broken link in drop down box S.8 'monitoring and data collection'.

Detention and custody > Detainee care Equality and individual needs

Reference to Annex L to PACE Code C added and detail added about transgender officers and staff.

Detention and custody Terrorism Act 2000 (TACT)

New module on TACT published.

Detention and custody > Detainee care Equality and individual needs

Sentence added about assistance dogs in custody.

Detention and custody > Detainee care Alcohol and drugs

Fixed broken link to NPIA (2011) Template Protocol for the Management of Detainees who are Intoxicated and Incapable in a Public Place.

Detention and custody Control, restraint and searches

Replaced middle section of medical assessment section.

Detention and custody Buildings and facilities

Changes requested to Design and maintenance of a custody suite section: standard Home Office design amended to PCDG design throughout section.

Contact details changed in inspection and maintenance regime section, 1st paragraph (first aid equipment section) changed.

Detention and custody CCTV

Contact details changed in planning section.

Detention and custody Custody management and planning

Changes requested to Fire safety section: removal of two info boxes and replacement of HOPBDG with PCDG.
Further fires safety advice: same changes (HOPBDG chapter 10, custody PD5 replace with PCFD Section 17.
Inadequate ventialtion systems: same abbreviations amended (HOPBDG to PCDG.

Detention and custody > Detainee care Detainee care

Legal update requested.

Detention and custody > Detainee care Equality and individual needs

Additional wording added.

Detention and custody > Detainee care Children and young persons

Terminological note removed and supporting documents added.

Detention and custody > Detainee care Detainee care

Out of date documents replaced and links to PACE Code C inserted where relevant.

Detention and custody > Detainee care Equality and individual needs

Inserted links to PACE Code C where relevant.

Detention and custody Control, restraint and searches

Out of date documents replaced and new supporting documents added.

Detention and custody Deaths in custody

References to the IPCC replaced with IOPC.

Detention and custody Detention and custody risk assessment

Out of date documents and references replaced.

Detention and custody Moving and transporting detainees

Amended references to PACE.

Detention and custody Response, arrest and detention

Inserted links to PACE Code C where relevant.

Detention and custody Detention and custody risk assessment

Content amended in section release from custody.

Detention and custody > Detainee care Equality and individual needs

Reference to transexual and transvestite changed to trans detainee.

Detention and custody Buildings and facilities

National Police Estate Group - Ministry of Justice contact email added.

Detention and custody Custody management and planning

New links provided to IOPC lessons learned and expectations for police custody.

Detention and custody Detention and custody risk assessment

Removal of decommissioned document - Custody guidance - Terrorism Act. Replaced with link to APP Counter Terrorism.

Detention and custody Detention and custody risk assessment

Text added in relation to released under investigation.

Detention and custody Detention and custody risk assessment

Broken link to Terrorism Act Custody Guidance amended.

Detention and custody Detention and custody risk assessment

New leaflet from FFLM on head injuries.

Detention and custody > Detainee care Detainee care

Updates to DC in line with PACE changes introduced 21 August 2019.

Detention and custody Detention and custody risk assessment

Updates to DC in line with PACE changes introduced 21 August 2019.

Detention and custody Response, arrest and detention

Updates to DC in line with PACE changes introduced 21 August 2019.

Detention and custody Suicide prevention and risk management for perpetrators of child sexual exploitation and indecent images of children (IIOC)

June 2019 version of Management of suicide operational advice added.

Detention and custody Response, arrest and detention

Amended worded to clarify position around suspension of bail period.

Detention and custody > Detainee care Detainee care

Updated link to FFLM documents.

Detention and custody Custody management and planning

Wording changed to amend IPCC to IOPC.

Detention and custody Control, restraint and searches

New guidance from FFLM on management of those subject to Taser.

Detention and custody > Detainee care Equality and individual needs

Terminology changed from transexual/transvestite to trans-individuals.

Detention and custody Control, restraint and searches

Removal of outdated link to information on excited delirium.

Detention and custody Response, arrest and detention

Updated to reflect new street bail legislation.

Detention and custody > Detainee care Children and young persons

Update to wording in relation to introduction of section 42 Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.

Detention and custody Detention and custody risk assessment

Various changes relating to updated reference material, new links, and additional wording on release from custody - see APP PoLKA community for details.

Detention and custody Detention and custody risk assessment

Updated Acute Behavioural Disturbance reference material.

Detention and custody Detention and custody risk assessment

Addition of link to Suicide prevention and risk management for perpetrators of child sexual exploitation and indecent images of children (IIOC) (Secure site only).

Detention and custody Detention and custody risk assessment

Addition of link to ebola guidelines.

Detention and custody > Detainee care Equality and individual needs

Content changes to reflect newly uploaded consultation content.

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