Custody Visiting Scheme Goes for Gold
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset has won a prestigious gold national award for the quality of its independent custody visiting scheme.
The inaugural Independent Custody Visiting Association (ICVA) Quality Assurance awards were presented at a ceremony at the House of Lords on Wednesday 15 May.
ICVA is the national organisation which supports, leads and represents locally-run custody visiting schemes. Schemes manage teams of independent volunteers who visit those detained in police custody.
Dorset took gold in the awards – given to schemes that could provide an excellent standard of custody visiting and volunteer management.
This is the second highest of the four levels, with only platinum above it.