Date posted: 06/03/2019
Katie is the CEO of the Independent Custody Visiting Association (ICVA). She has spearheaded the ICVA campaign to ensure that women and girls in police custody have access to effective menstrual protection and access to female officers.
Through attending period poverty events and attaining cross-parliamentary support, Katie was able to ensure that a question was asked in the House of Commons the following week, of the then Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who agreed that menstrual care should be put on a statutory footing to ensure best practice across the service.
Since this time, Katie has been instrumental in drafting and re-drafting guidelines for police detention held and published by the College of Policing (APP), to ensure that women and girls are able to have access to female staff, appropriate and frequent menstrual care and washing facilities.