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Publication of the UK National Preventive Mechanism 2022-23 Annual Report

RQIA is responsible for the oversight of health and social care in Northern Ireland’s prisons, children’s secure accommodation and mental health and learning disabled facilities. 

Given this role, RQIA is one of four organisations in Northern Ireland designated as a national preventive mechanism (or NPM) by the UK government to ensure the protection of the rights of all those in places of detention.  Today we welcome the publication of the UK National Preventive Mechanism 2022-23 Annual Report, which highlights important human rights issues in places of detention across the UK - including Northern Ireland.

Read the UKNPM Press release here and the full report here.