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Governance and Structure

NPM Northern Ireland Sub-group

The Northern Ireland NPM Subgroup was launched in 2023. The Subgroup and its members represent the interests of Northern Ireland members of the UK NPM.

Northern Ireland NPM Subgroup will enable all local bodies to share information and identify common issues and interests

The Subgroup aims to:

  • Share information on the work of the NPM bodies in Northern Ireland
  • Identify common issues and interests.
  • Coordinate NPM activities in Northern Ireland.
  • Explore possibilities for joint activity.
  • Raise the profile of the work of the NPM.
  • Improve liaison with the Northern Ireland Executive.
  • Provide support to the NPM members in Northern Ireland in application of OPCAT requirements.
  • Make use of self-assessment and peer evaluation tools as a method of measuring continued improvement.

The Subgroup meets quarterly. The Chair of the NPM Northern Ireland Subgroup is Rachel Lindsay, Criminal Justice Inspection.

Members of the NPM Northern Ireland:

  • Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland;
  • Independent Monitoring Boards (Northern Ireland);
  • Northern Ireland Policing Board Independent Custody Visiting Scheme;
  • The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority;
  • UK NPM Head of Secretariat and
  • by invitation, the UK NPM Chair.

NPM Northern Ireland Terms of Reference