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.
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.
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 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