In this month’s newsletter we announce that we have a new board member. Trevor Reaney will become a member of the SIA Board from 7 November, with specific responsibilities for Northern Ireland.
This month, we remind security operatives of their responsibilities under the Equality Act (2010). We share some useful resources on how to ensure everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
Also in this newsletter is a reminder to tell us what you think of our ‘Get Approved’ eligibility and ‘fit and proper’ criteria requirements for private security businesses seeking approval as part of the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS).
In our public protection section, we signpost the Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) campaign and the upcoming counter-terrorism events we are hosting with Police Scotland. We have shared guidance from the Home Office on how to identify and safeguard victims against criminal exploitation also known as ‘county lines’.
Read our enforcement update on a case where two brothers based in the Wirral were prosecuted for working while their SIA licences were suspended.
In our licensing matters section, our ‘Explaining the licensing process’ article is about licensing checks and our licensing criteria.
Finally, we are holding an open day in Glasgow in December and there are a few other events coming up. Keep an eye out to see what is taking place in the private security industry.