Independent Custody Visitor

  • VO58570


Description

Make A Difference - Volunteer
Become an Independent Custody Visitor
Independent custody visitors are members of the local community who visit police stations unannounced to check on the treatment of people held in custody. Full training and expenses given.

Organisation aims and objectives

Independent custody visiting is the system of approved members of the community carrying out random unannounced visitis to police stations where people are detained to ensure that their human rights are being observed and monitor their treatment and the conditions in which they are detained.

Restrictions

Nature of opportunity.
Experience required: No experience as training provided. Need to be impartial, independent, non-judgemental, tactful and discreet.
Travel details: Predominatedly local but opportunities to visit elsewhere.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Information day.
Training details: Opportunity starts immediately after training.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago