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Independent Custody Visitor

Dyfed Powys Police Commissioner

Pembrokeshire Volunteer Centre

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]Administration and Office Work, Human and Civil Rights, Prisoners and Ex-Offenders

- This is a scheme which sees volunteers – Independent Custody Visitors – visit custody suites across the Dyfed-Powys area; - They visit in pairs, unannounced, at any time of the day or night; and - Provide an independent check on the welfare of the detainees in custody, and the conditions in which they are being held.


/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults

/ May have opportunity to use Welsh language whilst volunteering

/ Group activity

/ Required to use own vehicle

/ Required to use own vehicle insurance

Premises type: Custody

Public transport: The custody suites across Dyfed-Powys are in the main towns.

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Is this role flexible? Yes

Min hours expected per week: 0 hours

Min period of commitment:

Requirements: Be able to make unbiased observations and informed judgements in which the public can have confidence.

Support offered:

/ Induction/ Peer support/ Mentoring/buddying/ Social events/meetings

Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:

/ With other volunteers

Volunteers visit custody in pairs

Additional support needs:

Training provided: One day training course; visit to a custody suite; training accompanied visits; and annual training seminars.

Age requirements: 18+

Selection procedures:

/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following:

/ Transport/ Food allowance


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