IAP publishes the report on its second family listening day

February 28, 2012 in Police & Prison Affairs, Psychiatric Deaths & Abuse by UFFC Admin

originally by: The IAP 
published: February 2012

The Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody (IAP) has published a report on its second family listening day held in September 2011.  The event was organised on behalf of the IAP by INQUEST following an open procurement exercise.  It focused on bereaved families whose relatives died whilst detained under the Mental Health Act.

The report, prepared by INQUEST, brings together key themes from the day including family suggestions for improvements to the system.  It was presented along with an IAP paper to the Ministerial Board on 7 February 2012.

The Minister of State for Care Services recognised the importance of positive engagement with families by health providers, especially when things go wrong.

He agreed that Department of Health would follow up our recommendations, initially by including these insights in the National Suicide Prevention Strategy.

The IAP is incredibly grateful to all those family members who felt able to participate.

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New Website – MASSOBS: mass observation movement

February 20, 2012 in Custody Deaths & Abuse, Film & Media by 4WardEverUK

originally by: 4WardEver UK
published: 20th February 2012

A new website has been launched which contains speeches and interviews with those who took part in the 2011 United Families and Friends Campaign and its thirteenth annual march.

Massobs.co.uk is a site that postgraduate students are involoved with. The material and projects have been influenced, both in approach and spirit, by the mass observation movement formed by Harrison, Madge and Jennings, in their initial projects in “Worktown”. Their aim was to create “an anthropology of ourselves”.

Visit the website here >

The website was developed with the support and assistance of Ken Fero (Migrant Media), co-producer of the film INJUSTICE.

Migrant Media on Vimeo >
Documentary Filmmaker, Ken Fero from Migrant Media, discusses his documentary called ‘Newspeak’ which was the last film to be broadcast by Press TV on 20th January 2012. The film questions the relationship between Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, and power.

Also see Migrant Media Filmography >

4WardEver UK website is to close temporarily

February 20, 2012 in Film & Media, Site Announcements by Larry Fedja

The 4WardEver UK website will be undergoing its most extensive upgrade since its launch in 2006.

Due to the nature of this upgrade 4WardEver will need to shut the site down for a lengthy period between March and April 2012.


The site should be back up by 1st April 2012

The new website will have a number of major improvements:

Visual and Text Layout
Our page-view layouts will be a lot clearer helping visitors to preview news related to the primary articles and pages on display. Improved archive section and search facilities will be included, as well as a comprehensive site map page.

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