Ensuring the dignity of women in custody

Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill has welcomed plans to ensure the dignity of women in custody by providing free sanitary products.

In October 2018, Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) from across England and Wales united to urge the Government to update legislation around the treatment of detainees held within police custody.

Now, working in partnership with the Independent Custody Visiting Association (ICVA) and following a consultation submission signed by each PCC and Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, the Home Office have confirmed proposals to improve menstrual care in police custody.

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