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NPM Scotland Subgroup

The NPM Scotland Subgroup was established on 6 October 2014. It represents the interests of Scottish members of the UK NPM and aims to:

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

The Subgroup meets quarterly and is coordinated by the UK NPM Secretariat. The current Chair of the NPM Scotland Subgroup is Jim Farish, Scottish Human Rights Commission.

The members of the Subgroup are:

  • HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland
  • The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
  • Scottish Human Rights Commission
  • Care Inspectorate
  • UK NPM Head of Secretariat
  • Independent Custody Visitors Scotland
  • HM Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland

NPM Scotland Subgroup Terms of Reference