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Blog: Dynamic annual conference marks UK NPM’s 15th anniversary

The 2024 UK NPM Annual Conference focused on the theme of scrutinising culture.

IMB 2023 Annual Report highlights national concerns

The Independent Monitoring Board's National Annual Report for 2023 was published on 22 May, detailing the findings from over 37,700 visits carried out by 132 Boards across England and Wales.

Event: Join us for the launch of new preventive guidance

Join the UK NPM for the launch of new guidance for preventive-based monitoring.

NPM Scotland Subgroup responds to Ministerial Statement on Prison Population

The NPM Scotland Subgroup has been deeply concerned with the rising prison population and overcrowded prisons in Scotland for many years.

Blog: addressing human rights concerns in UK detention

As UK NPM Chair, I am delighted to welcome you to the first edition of our blog.

NPM speaks to CJINI in new podcast “Unpacked”

This week, Sam Gluckstein, Head of the UK NPM spoke to the Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland team about the role of the NPM and its member organisations.

NPM raises concerns about systemic issues in UK detention 

The NPM has published its annual report for 2022-2023 in February 2024. The report summarises and analyses the work and findings of the 21 NPM members, and warns that governments across the UK have repeatedly failed to take meaningful action to alleviate human rights concerns where people are deprived of their liberty.  

Invitation to Quote – NPM Task and Finish Group: Defining deprivation of liberty

The UK NPM is inviting proposals for a short-term project to “stress test” definitions of deprivation of liberty.

CQC report raises major staffing concerns in secure care settings

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has released their State of Care 2022/23 report, highlighting major concerns about staffing in secure care and immigration settings in England.

NPM responds to Scottish Human Rights Bill consultation

The Scotland Subgroup of the UK National Preventive Mechanism has submitted its response to the Scottish Government’s Human Rights Bill consultation, broadly welcoming the Bill, but with hopes for the inclusion of the UN Convention Against Torture (UNCAT) and Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT), and a more ambitious programme of delivery.