The Scottish NPM sub-group was established on 6 October 2014. It represents the interests of Scottish members of the UK NPM and aims to:

  • Share information on the work of the NPM bodies in Scotland
  • Identify common issues and interests
  • Coordinate NPM activities in Scotland
  • Explore possibilities for joint activity
  • Raise the profile of the work of the NPM
  • Improve liaison with the Scottish Government
  • Provide support to the NPM members in Scotland
  • Make use of selfassessment and peer evaluation tools as a method of measuring continued improvement

The Scottish NPM sub-group meets at least twice a year and is coordinated by HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland.

The members of the sub-group are:

  • HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland
  • The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
  • Scottish Human Rights Commission
  • Care Inspectorate
  • UK NPM Coordinator
  • Independent Custody Visitors Scotland
  • HM Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland

NPM – Scottish Sub-Group Terms of Reference