Code of Conduct

We are consulting on a code of conduct for licence holders and licence applicants. The code of conduct will set out the standards of behaviour that we expect you to uphold.

We will publish the final code of conduct as part of our licensing criteria. When we do, it will become compulsory for all licence holders and licence applicants to follow the code.

Why are we doing this?

We have a legal responsibility to ensure that only “fit and proper” people hold an SIA licence. This is the term used in the Private Security Industry Act 2001, but what that means isn’t immediately obvious. A code of conduct will make it clear by describing how a “fit and proper” person should behave.. It will improve standards within the private security industry and help to keep the public safe.

Tell us what you think

We’ve published a draft version of the proposed code of conduct. This builds on the standards of behaviour that already feature in the training you must take before you can apply for a front line licence.

Please read it and then tell us what you think. We need to be sure that the code of conduct is useful, realistic and covers the right behaviours. We can only do that with your help.

Take part in the consultation

The consultation closes on 23 February 2020.