Welcome to this special edition of SIA Update. It focuses specifically on our stakeholder conference, held on 13 March 2018 at the Oval Cricket Ground in London.
This year’s conference looked particularly at public protection and the issue of labour supply in the private security industry. The day included presentations and workshops where delegates could have in-depth discussions about the themes of the conference.
The speakers covered a range of topics, including the way that Home Office priorities are reflected in the work we are doing to protect the public, and how we are using the powers we have under the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (formerly the Proceeds of Crime Act).
We also heard from representatives from across the private security industry, as well as one of our partner agencies. The talks focused on the importance of continuous professional development to retain the good staff who already work in the industry, how business licensing might affect labour supply, and the work of the Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).