Quality Standards for healthcare professionals working with victims of torture in detention

  • 02/07/2019
  • Categories: Quality standards, Forensic Practitioner

The Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (FFLM), whose work focuses on the care of the vulnerable, has acknowledged expertise in setting clinical standards for police custody healthcare and sexual offence medicine.

The healthcare professionals who work with Victims of Torture (HWVT) working group, established by the FFLM to produce these quality standards, has drawn on wider expertise from Freedom from Torture, Helen Bamber Foundation, Medical Justice, UK Association of Forensic Nurses, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV.

The document has benefited from review by survivors of torture, an international expert in solitary confinement, Physicians for Human Rights, the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims, Dignity Institute, the International Red Cross, the Royal College of General Practitioners Secure Environments Group, NHS England, the British Medical Association Ethics Committee.

We are grateful for all the support offered by the above named to the HWVT working group of the FFLM.