These guidelines are predominantly intended for healthcare professionals (HCPs) who work in police custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs). As independent practitioners, custody and SARC HCPs face technical, ethical and legal issues beyond those usually faced by clinicians in more conventional settings.
The PICS Working Group is a multi-professional group that was established in October 2015. The guidelines cover salient features regarding photography that might test the custody or SARC practitioner. It is hoped that they will allow safe and best practice when photographing patients and this may assist in the criminal justice system.