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Independent Custody Visitors’ Scheme

Are you interested in human rights?

Do you want to help vulnerable people?

Are you good at listening and observing?

If you have answered yes to any of the above you could make a difference and give something back to your community as an Independent Custody Visitor (ICV).

Independent custody visitors are volunteers who visit in pairs to check on the treatment of detainees, the conditions in which they are being held and that their rights and entitlements are being observed.

For more information about the role, please see the information sheet below.

We are currently recruiting ICVs in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

If you would like to find out more about the role, or make an application, there is information below. You can also contact the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and ask to speak to the ICV Scheme manager


Tel: 0300 333 3456


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ICV Policies and Procedures

All policies and procedures relating to the Cambridgeshire Independent Custody Visitors’ Scheme are available below. Cambridgeshire’s scheme is run so as to accord with the Home Office publication “Code of Practice on Independent Custody Visiting”.

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ICV Scheme Business

Cambridgeshire’s Independent Custody Visitors meet at Police Headquarters in Huntingdon four times a year. Agendas and minutes relating to ICV Scheme business are available below.

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