Lay Observers monitor against the expectations for detained persons

For all those in escort and court custody we expect:

  • Detained Persons to be treated with dignity and respect, free from discrimination;
  • access to justice for Detained Persons, with all being given information about their rights and    having the ability to access legal advice;
  • Detained Persons to be held in suitable accommodation that is clean safe and fit for purpose;
  • Detained Persons to be transported promptly in suitable vehicles;
  • transport and custody to be managed in a way that supports Detained Persons’ wellbeing