Consultations

Home Office: PACE Codes  (CLOSED) 

Statutory consultation on the revision of PACE codes C (detention), H (detention – terrorism), E (audio recording of suspect interviews) and F (visual recording of suspect interviews).

Read the Home Office consultation papers which include: -

  • Changes to the definition of vulnerability
  • Changes to identification i.e. the threshold at which an appropriate adult is required
  • Changes to the description of the role of appropriate adult
  • Changes related to voluntary interviews including information about rights and entitlements
  • Changes to enable the use of body worn video for voluntary interviews

Read the Home Office press release

Closing date 6 December 2017 (NAAN members please send any comments for inclusion in our response to to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by November 30th 2017).


Previous PACE Code consultations 


NAAN: National Training Pack

Closed: Consultation on refresh of NAAN national training pack (2016/17)

The revised training pack is now available from the members' section of the website. 


College of Policing: Mental Health Authorised Professional Practice (CLOSED) 

Close date: 1 January 2016

The College of Policing is the professional body for policing. One of its roles is to develop and publish Authorised Professional Practice (APP) as the official source of professional practice on policing. APP is available for anyone to view online and includes a section on Detention & Custody

The consultation on a revised mental health module. This module, when published, will wholly replace and decommission the existing ACPO (now NPCC) and Department of Health (2010) guidance on responding to people with mental ill health or learning disabilities.

Read the consultation paper

Read NAAN's response. 


HM Inspectorate of constabulary: Inspection Expectations (CLOSED) 

Closing date:12.00am 11 December 2015

HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) have been leading a review of the expectations for police custody over the last year. The expectations set out the assessment criteria, or indicators, for joint inspections of police custody and what they expect to see in those areas during the inspection.

They are currently consulting on a revised draft based on the last 6 years of police custody inspections the findings of the recent thematic inspection of the welfare of vulnerable people in police custody.

Read the consultation paper.

Read NAAN's response. 


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