Independent Custody Visitor

Independent Custody Visitors make unannounced visits to detainees held in Police Custody to check on their health and welfare, ensure that Sussex Police is treating them inline with Codes of Practice, and to help the public feel reassured that there is independent oversight of detainees' welfare.

Volunteers ask detainees a series of questions about how they are being treated, check on any areas they have access to and complete a handwritten report which is sent to the Scheme Manager for further actions.

Volunteers receive an Induction training which includes a tour of Custody.

We currently have vacancies at Crawley, Worthing and Eastbourne Custody suites.


We seek individuals who have an interest in this area particularly people that have good listening and communication skills.

Integrity, honesty and confidentiality is a must.

Register your interest

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Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner

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Mid Sussex Voluntary Action

Register your interest

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  • Mental Health
  • Offenders and Ex Offenders


  • Advice, information, Support
  • Caring


  • Age restrictions
    Must be over 18
  • All adults working alongside a volunteer who is under 18 are DBS checked
  • DBS check required
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
    Induction training is about half a day and includes a tour of Custody.
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

On these days:

Mon-Fri Day Eve
Weekend Day Eve


This opportunity is available countywide.

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