Individual Licensing Privacy Notice

Applicant declaration

I understand the SIA will use the information I have provided to perform its statutory functions, including deciding whether I am a fit and proper person to hold a licence. In making this decision the SIA will:

  • Use its online licensing system to automatically assess and profile information held about you. However, the SIA will not take a licensing decision that negatively affects you without a member of our staff reviewing your application.
  • Share information with organisations to conduct checks against the SIA licensing criteria. These checks include:
    • Identity – We will verify your identity with Experian and HMPO
    • Criminality – We will obtain a copy of your criminal record certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service, Disclosure Scotland or Access Northern Ireland.
    • Qualifications – We will check you hold a valid qualification on the SIA’s Qualifications database.
    • Mental health – If you declare relevant mental health information, we will discuss the information with your health care professional.
    • Right to work – We will verify with the Home Office that you have the right to work in the UK.
    • Non-conviction information – If we are provided with, or hold, any other information that may be relevant as to whether you are a fit and proper person to work in the private security industry we will conduct further checks with appropriate bodies.

    For further information please see the SIA’s Privacy Policy.

  • Share information with other government agencies in order to check the information we hold is accurate, to prevent or detect crime or as otherwise allowed by law e.g. the information you provide may be shared with agencies such as the Home Office, the Police, HM Revenue and Customs, the Department for Work and Pensions, HM Passport Office, Disclosure bodies, and the National Crime Agency. For further information please see the SIA’s Privacy Policy.