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5 January, 2018

Julia comments on sanitary provision for women in police custody

Julia Mulligan comments on the ICVa’s letter to the Home Secretary on sanitary provision for women in police custody

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime commissioner for North Yorkshire said:

“I whole heartedly support the work that the Independent Custody Visitors Association is doing to improve the provision of sanitary protection for women in custody.  I have not had any specific concerns raised about this issue via our Independent Custody Visitors here in North Yorkshire, but we are always alive to the needs of women in custody and do our best to ensure the necessary support is in place.

“Our Independent Custody Visitors do a fantastic job in North Yorkshire, and my thanks go to the 15 men and 16 women who volunteer their time to ensure the rights and welfare of detainees in North Yorkshire are upheld.  Their work and training is constantly evolving to ensure our volunteers are in the best possible position to scrutinise police custody, including women’s sanitary provisions.

“Notwithstanding that no direct issues have been raised on this issue in North Yorkshire, I will be raising this with the Chief Constable and will continue to monitor the situation.

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