News story: Home Office plans to strengthen safeguards for women in custody

first_imgMinister for Policing and the Fire Service, Nick Hurd, said: arrangements are in place for all female detainees to speak to a female member of staff if requested female detainees are asked at the earliest opportunity if they are likely to require any menstrual products while in police custody and made aware that these will be provided free of charge the dignity of menstruating detainees in police custody is considered The consultation on revising PACE Codes C and H follows the Independent Custody Visiting Association (ICVA) writing to the Home Office in January, saying police were failing to meet required standards in relation to female detainees.College of Policing guidance states that women must be automatically offered access to a female officer and hygiene pack. But the ICVA found poor practice among forces, with women being left without basic sanitary protection in police cells. Examples included a force not providing tampons for safety reasons, female detainees being stripped of all clothing including underwear and placed in paper suits with no menstrual products being offered, a lack of access to hand-washing facilities and concerns about the use of CCTV in cells.The Home Office has been working with ICVA and today publishes proposals to make clear the police’s responsibilities towards women in custody. The draft revisions to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) codes of practice will ensure that: Everyone who is held in custody should be treated with dignity and have their needs respected. Our proposals should leave forces across the country in no doubt of their responsibilities towards women in custody.center_img After receiving the letter from ICVA, the then Home Secretary wrote to all chief constables asking them to review relevant policies and procedures in their forces.The 6-week consultation launched today comes as the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) and College of Policing produces new operational guidance for police regarding the treatment of female detainees in police custody.Katie Kempen, Chief Executive of the Independent Custody Visiting Association, said: Independent custody visitors invest their time visiting police custody to monitor detainee wellbeing; the Home Office has acted quickly and decisively in response to our reports of shocking conditions for menstruating detainees. The proposed changes to PACE are a significant step forward in ensuring that the dignity of female detainees is upheld in police cells.last_img read more

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Poreč hosts Ironman 5150 triathlon races 2019 and 2020.

first_imgPlava Laguna will be fully responsible for the organization and promotion of this mega event, while the public sector by signing a letter of intent committed to support through infrastructure, technical and financial assistance, as this event will greatly contribute to the promotion of Porec, Funtana and Istria as desirable sports and entertainment destinations. Plava Laguna, Istria County, the City of Poreč, the Municipality of Funtana, and the tourist boards of cities and counties have signed a letter of intent to support the new top event that will arrive in Poreč in the spring of 2019. “The common goal is for this event to become a traditional promoter of tourism, sports, health, diversity and entertainment in Istria” they pointed out from the Blue Lagoon. “We are thrilled to bring the 5150 Triathlon Series competition to this beautiful corner of Croatia, and we are convinced that athletes from the entire EMEA region will have not only a great race experience, but also a wonderful weekend in Poreč ‘, said Stefan Petschnig, Director for IRONMAN Europe, Middle East and Africa, adding that for many athletes, the idea of ​​competing in the IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 race can be extremely daunting, but that the 5150 is available to many athletes of all abilities. Namely, Plava Laguna has signed a contract with the World Triathlon Corporation, the owner of the license for Ironman, for the 5150 race, which will be held in 2019 and 2020 in Poreč. It is a 5150 race, or Olympic triathlon, which means 1.5-km swimming, 40-km cycling and 10-km running, which will be held on May 5, 2019 on the stretch from Funtana to Porec. This TOP sports event will gather over 500 participants, and another 1500 visitors are expected, said race director Goran Vrus, adding that the Ironman 5150 race itself will be held on May 05, 2019. In addition to the Blue Lagoon 5150 Triathlon Poreč, the race, which is official name, IRONKIDS and IRON GIRL races are planned for August 6, 2019. Starting with one race in 1978, IRONMAN has become a global sports sensation with more than 230 events in 53 countries.last_img read more

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Arsenal transfer target Samuel Umtiti insists he is staying at Barcelona

first_img Video Settings Coral BarrySaturday 8 Jun 2019 9:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link825Shares PLAY Read More Advertisement by Metro About Connatix V67539 Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Manchester United captain Harry Maguire SPONSORED Comment Umtiti insists he wants to stay at Barcelona (Picture: Getty)Although Barcelona might be open to Umtiti leaving this summer, the 25-year-old is under contract at the club until 2023.Whatever happens with Umtiti, Arsenal do appear to be closing in on the double signing of midfielder Dennis Praet and centre-back Joachim Andersen.Arsenal have bid £44m for the Sampdoria duo and their offer is expected to be accepted.MORE: Every player released by Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United & Liverpool Read More / Read More Read More Read More 1 min. story Umtiti was Emery’s top defensive choice (Picture: Getty)The statement will come as a blow to Emery, who is desperate to strengthen his squad this summer.Arsenal suffered a humiliating end to their campaign with a 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final, missing out on Champions League football next season as a result of that defeat.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery has been handed just £45million to spend and might be forced to sell some of his first-team stars to raise further funds.MORE: Why Manchester United signed Daniel James after making enquiry for Arsenal transfer target Ryan Fraser 1/1 Umtiti is wanted by Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)Samuel Umtiti insists he will remain at Barcelona this summer, despite interest from Arsenal.Unai Emery has reportedly identified the centre-back as his No.1 defensive target and Barcelona are prepared to offload him.But Umtiti dismissed the growing transfer speculation surrounding him and confirmed he intends to stay at the Nou Camp.He told RTL France: ‘I have a contract, I feel happy in Barcelona. I had a complicated season, but I will still be at Barcelona next season.’ADVERTISEMENT Full Screen Arsenal transfer target Samuel Umtiti insists he is staying at Barcelona Coming Next Skip Ad Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Top articles Skip Advertisementlast_img read more

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Linden construction worker regains consciousness, remains hospitalised

first_imgThirty-eight-year-old Samuel Porter, who was discovered in an unconscious state on the Washer Pond Road at Mackenzie, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), on Saturday August 17 has regained consciousness but remains a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).Porter, who is a resident of West Watooka, Wismar, Linden, was transferred to the medical institution after he was discovered lying on the roadway with several injuries to his head, both hands, knees and feet.The victim’s sister, Deesa Bethune, had told Police that she last saw him in good health at approximately 17:30h on Friday, August 16, 2019, at West Watooka.At the time, she noted he was at his mother’s home, but left sometime later to purchase something at Mackenzie, Linden.Police had questioned several persons in the said area but noted, however, that no useful information was received.Speaking in relation to the incident on Monday, E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander, Linden Lord noted that Police are waiting for the victim to recuperate before questioning him in relation to what may have transpired.Investigations are continuing.last_img read more

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