In 2019-20, the NPM agreed the following objectives for its work:

  • work together as members of the NPM to strengthen the protection of those in detention in the UK
  • ensure every NPM member delivers its own responsibilities under OPCAT
  • build an NPM that is effective in delivering all the requirements of OPCAT
  • increase the visibility and awareness of the NPM’s role in prevention, OPCAT, the prohibition of ill-treatment in detention and the Convention Against Torture.


In March 2020, the NPM published this factsheet on how members are continuing to exercise their mandate in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.