Recommendation 1 – Establish a departmental position that limits strip searching in line with international standards

Recommendation 2 – Improve the complaints management system to provide the ability to effectively interrogate the data

Recommendation 3 – Develop an agreement with an external agent to conduct strip searches of departmental staff

Recommendation 4 – Do not use strip searching as a deterrent

Recommendation 5 – Do not use strip searching to punish or control prisoners

Recommendation 6 – Ensure strip searching policy and practice align with the Women’s Standard

Recommendation 7 – Monitor the impact of local search strategies to ensure they do not result in excessive strip searching

Recommendation 8 – Phase out the routine strip searching of prisoners

Recommendation 9 – Do not routinely strip search visitors

Recommendation 10 – Use new technology to reduce the reliance on strip searching

Department’s response to recommendations