Can I be a custody visitor?

There are currently 41 ICVs across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Members of the community wishing to become an ICV need to complete an application form which is returned to the Scheme Administrator. A shortlisting and interview process is undertaken and successful applicants need to attend a one day training session. Ongoing training is provided.

We are now recruiting for ICVs
on the Isle of Wight

Who can be a Visitor?

Subject to certain exceptions anyone can apply to be an ICV. Visitors must be more than 18 years old, have been resident in the UK for at least five years prior to the date of application and currently reside in Hampshire or Isle of Wight. No special skills are required as full training and support is provided, however Visitors should be good listeners, non-judgemental, unprejudiced and generally have an interest in the community and the welfare of the people detained in police cells.  We are actively seeking to make the profile of our visitors more diverse and we welcome applications from all members of the community.


Sounds good! What should I do next?

If you want to know more about the scheme feel free to download our FAQ document here

If you would like any further information about becoming a custody visitor in Hampshire or the Isle of Wight, please use the Contact Us form or email the ICV Scheme mailbox

If you would like to apply to be a Visitor please download our application form here

If you would like to find out if you are eligible to be a Visitor please download our guide here

Think you have the right qualities for a Visitor? Check against our list here


Hampshire & Isle of Wight Scheme Handbook

Read the Scheme Handbook

Click here to find out what independent custody visitors do      Click here to find out what data and reports the custody visitors have created      Click here to visit the Independent Custody Visitors Association website - external site opens in a new window

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