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1. What do you think that the Independent Custody Visiting Scheme does well?
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
Organises visits
27
17
1
1
Effects change and resolves issues
7
31
7
0
Feedback of Information
16
18
7
2
Administers systen from centre
12
14
12
2
Up to date legislation and policy
15
21
7
0
Raises issues with police
16
22
4
0
Transparent and accountable
12
28
1
1
A) Working arrangements
1a. What do you think that the Independent Custody Visiting Scheme does
well in terms of working arrangements?
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%
Organises
visits
Effects change
and resolves
issues
Feedback of
Information
Administers
systen from
centre
Up to date
legislation and
policy
Raises issues
with police
Transparent
and
accountable
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree
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Appendix B
1. What do you think that the Independent Custody Visiting Scheme does well?
B) Relationships and communications
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
Good relations with police
28
17
1
0
Panel meetings
20
19
5
2
Publicity
1
15
22
7
Involvement with community
2
18
20
6
Representative of the community
13
16
13
3
Links between panels
2
11
24
6
1b. What do you think that the Independent Custody Visiting Scheme does well
in terms of relationships and communications?
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%
Good relations
with police
Panel meetings
Publicity
Involvement with
community
Representative
of the community
Links between
panels
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree
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Appendix B
1. What do you think that the Independent Custody Visiting Scheme does well?
C) Recruitment and training
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
Advertising
2
17
17
6
Recruitment and interview process
15
20
10
1
Initial training
19
19
7
0
On the job training
13
16
13
3
Mentoring
11
13
14
6
Further training
9
15
11
9
1c. What do you think that the Independent Custody Visiting Scheme does well in
terms of recruitment and training?
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
Advertising
Recruitment
and interview
process
Initial training
On the job
training
Mentoring
Further training
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree
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2. How could the scheme be improved?
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
Greater recognition of role
19
12
8
0
Increased management from centre
6
15
13
3
Coordinators to take bigger role
9
13
14
3
More training
14
13
8
1
More mentoring
10
11
10
4
Cross boundary visits
11
17
10
1
Clear avenues for reporting to police
7
21
5
3
Specialist training re terrorism
11
12
9
5
Availability of translators
6
17
11
4
More publicity and advertising
24
12
2
1
2. How could the scheme be improved?
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
Greater recognition of role
Increased management from centre
Coordinators to take bigger role
More training
More mentoring
Cross boundary visits
Clear avenues for reporting to police
Specialist training re terrorism
Availability of translators
More publicity and advertising
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree
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3. What training do you think would be appropriate?
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
PACE
22
13
2
0
Interviewing techniques
10
15
9
1
Reporting processes
9
22
5
0
Human rights legislation
19
12
6
1
Communication skills
16
16
6
0
Immigration law
13
18
6
0
Police powers and procedures
23
14
3
0
Health and safety
14
14
9
0
Juveniles
23
13
2
0
Mental health issues
19
15
1
1
Cultural diversity
15
13
10
1
Drugs and alcohol
11
19
5
1
Data protection
11
12
10
3
CS AND Taser procedures
6
16
9
4
Death in custody
18
14
3
2
Conflict management
14
17
6
1
3. What training do you think would be appropriate?
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
PACE
Interviewing techniques
Reporting processes
Human rights legislation
Communication skills
Immigration law
Police powers and procedures
Health and safety
Juveniles
Mental health issues
Cultural diversity
Drugs and alcohol
Data protection
CS AND Taser procedures
Death in custody
Conflict management
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree
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4. How should training be delivered?
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
On the job
18
13
3
2
Via mentor
11
14
6
2
Half a day at a police station
18
10
8
2
Distance learning
5
7
10
10
meetings
11
20
4
2
Day at HQ
23
6
5
1
One hours session
5
11
8
10
Evenings
10
13
7
8
4. How should training be delivered?
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%
On the job Via mentor Half a day
at a police
station
Distance
learning
meetings Day at HQ One hours
session
Evenings
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree
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Weekly
Fortnightly Monthly
Quarterly
Designated
44
1
2
0
Non designated
5
3
13
8
5. G district has three Designated police stations at Taunton, Bridgwater and Minehead and one Non Designated police station
at Burnham-on-sea. In your opinion how frequently should each unit be inspected by custody visitors?
5. G district has three Designated police stations at Taunton, Bridgwater and
Minehead and one Non Designated police station at Burnham-on-Sea. Below is
the opinion of the Custody Visitors on the frequency of the visits
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%
Designated
Non designated
Quarterly
Monthly
Fortnightly
Weekly
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