The welfare of vulnerable people in police custody

Summary

In January 2014, the Home Secretary commissioned HMIC to conduct a thematic inspection on the welfare of vulnerable people in police custody “including, but not limited to, those with mental health problems, those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and children”. In particular we were asked by the Home Secretary to consider groups for whom there has been “a pronounced concern” about their treatment in police custody (especially people of African-Caribbean descent).

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