The NPM Secretariat coordinates the NPM, with the purpose of:

  • promoting cohesion and a shared understanding of OPCAT among NPM members;
  • encouraging collaboration and the sharing of information and good practice between UK NPM members;
  • facilitating joint activities between members on issues of common concern;
  • liaising with the SPT, other NPMs and other relevant international human rights bodies;
  • sharing experience and expertise between the UK NPM and NPMs in other States;
  • representing the NPM as a whole to government and other stakeholders in the UK;
  • preparing the annual report and other publications.