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Custody Visiting Volunteer (NI Policing Board)

Throughout Northern Ireland

If you were in police custody wouldn't you like someone to check on your welfare?

The Policing Board is looking for volunteers to help deliver important oversight of PSNI by visiting people in police custody to check and report back on their welfare, access to entitlements and conditions of detention.

Custody Visitors work independently and voluntarily to ensure that those in custody get access to their rights in line with human rights principles, and their feedback means we get an impartial picture of how people are dealt with in custody helping fulfil one of our key accountability duties.

We are looking for new volunteers to join our current teams across Northern Ireland.  We would like to hear from people who have good communication skills and are happy to work flexibly to fit random, unannounced visits to custody suites into their schedules.

No specific experience is required and all training and support is provided, so it’s a great opportunity for people to gain interesting skills and experience.

The recruitment runs from 19th September - 18th October 2019 

Closing Date:Friday / 18 October 2019 12:00pm

Whilst the Policing Board run the scheme and are based in Belfast, the work will take place at Custody Suites across Northern Ireland at:

South East Team: Musgrave Police Station, Banbridge Police Station, Lurgan Police Station and Antrim Police Station

North West Team: Coleraine Police Station and Strand Road Police Station

Tyrone Fermanagh (TyFer) Team:  Dungannon Police Station and Omagh Police Station

Travel costs will be paid.

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