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Corporate report: SIA corporate plan

Corporate report: SIA corporate plan

The corporate plan sets out what the Security Industry Authority will be doing over the next few years.

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Guidance: Covid 19 and the private security industry   FAQs

Guidance: Covid 19 and the private security industry FAQs

Information about how we are responding to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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FOI release: Number of SIA licensed operatives by region

FOI release: Number of SIA licensed operatives by region

SIA response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request for the number of SIA licensed operatives by region.

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Detailed guide: Responding to acid attacks

Detailed guide: Responding to acid attacks

Security staff can be the first to respond to acid attacks or incidents where someone has been exposed to a hazardous substance. Make sure you know what to do.

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Policy paper: SIA privacy policy

Policy paper: SIA privacy policy

This privacy notice explains how the SIA processes your personal data. In particular, it explains how we collect, use, disclose, transfer and store your data.

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Policy paper: SIA privacy policy

Policy paper: SIA privacy policy

This privacy notice explains how the SIA processes your personal data. In particular, it explains how we collect, use, disclose, transfer and store your data.

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Detailed guide: Teaching SIA licence linked training courses

Detailed guide: Teaching SIA licence linked training courses

The qualifications, experience and approval you must have to offer SIA licence-linked training courses.

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Form: Sworn oath and character reference: forms and guidance

Form: Sworn oath and character reference: forms and guidance

Fill in these forms if the SIA has granted your overseas criminality exception request.

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Detailed guide: Learn about SIA licence linked training

Detailed guide: Learn about SIA licence linked training

SIA licence-linked training: why you must take the training, who is involved and how we keep it up to date.

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Detailed guide: Teaching SIA licence linked training courses

Detailed guide: Teaching SIA licence linked training courses

The qualifications, experience and approval you must have to offer SIA licence-linked training courses.

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Detailed guide: Find out how you report training malpractice

Detailed guide: Find out how you report training malpractice

Reporting training malpractice: who to tell and what they need to know.

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Detailed guide: How to apply for our Licence Management service

Detailed guide: How to apply for our Licence Management service

What you must do if you wish to use our Licence Management service.

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Transparency data: FOI requests: SIA performance report

Transparency data: FOI requests: SIA performance report

A quarterly report on how well the SIA has done in responding to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.

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Press release: Sheffield woman found guilty of working while her SIA licence was suspended

Press release: Sheffield woman found guilty of working while her SIA licence was suspended

On 29 October, Jacqueline Taggart was found guilty at Sheffield Magistratesí Court of working while her Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence was suspended.

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Detailed guide: Getting training and advice on counter terrorism

Detailed guide: Getting training and advice on counter terrorism

Where to get training and advice on counter-terrorism if you work in the private security industry.

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Press release: Poole security boss prosecuted for deception and providing unlicensed security guards

Press release: Poole security boss prosecuted for deception and providing unlicensed security guards

John Westwood supplied an unlicensed door supervisor to a 'pop-up bar' in Bournemouth.

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FOI release: ACS assessment scores for the top scoring approved contractors

FOI release: ACS assessment scores for the top scoring approved contractors

SIA response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request for the ACS assessment scores of the 'top 5%' (highest scoring) approved contractors.

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FOI release: ACS assessment scores for the top scoring approved contractors

FOI release: ACS assessment scores for the top scoring approved contractors

SIA response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request for the ACS assessment scores of the 'top 5%' (highest scoring) approved contractors.

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Transparency data: Active SIA prosecution cases

Transparency data: Active SIA prosecution cases

A list of the people and companies the SIA is currently prosecuting.

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Detailed guide: Learn how we enforce SIA regulation

Detailed guide: Learn how we enforce SIA regulation

SIA regulation: how the SIA enforces the law and what the penalties are for breaking it.

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Transparency data: SIA enforcement report

Transparency data: SIA enforcement report

A monthly report on the SIA's enforcement activity.

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Detailed guide: Learn how we enforce SIA regulation

Detailed guide: Learn how we enforce SIA regulation

SIA regulation: how the SIA enforces the law and what the penalties are for breaking it.

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Transparency data: Active SIA prosecution cases

Transparency data: Active SIA prosecution cases

A list of the people and companies the SIA is currently prosecuting.

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Corporate report: SIA prosecutions

Corporate report: SIA prosecutions

A list of the people and companies prosecuted by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) over the last 12 months.

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Press release: Caerphilly man prosecuted at Cardiff Magistrates' Court

Press release: Caerphilly man prosecuted at Cardiff Magistrates' Court

He was subsequently convicted of working while his SIA licence was suspended.

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HM Government increases the threat level to 'Severe'

HM Government increases the threat level to 'Severe'

Advice to the UK private security industry following Tuesday's announcement.

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Guidance: Contracted Fire Watch Services

Guidance: Contracted Fire Watch Services

This guide explains whether someone who does Fire Watch / Waking Watch roles needs a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence.

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Promotional material: Our safer workplaces campaign

Promotional material: Our safer workplaces campaign

In 2019 we ran a national campaign to promote safer workplaces for security staff. We encourage security operatives to report violence against them.

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Detailed guide: What you can do to prevent violence against your staff

Detailed guide: What you can do to prevent violence against your staff

Violence against security staff is unacceptable. Find out what you can do to prevent it.

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Guidance: Standards of behaviour for security operatives

Guidance: Standards of behaviour for security operatives

Find out how an SIA licence holder is expected to behave.

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Corporate report: SIA Board meeting, 10 September 2020

Corporate report: SIA Board meeting, 10 September 2020

Read the minutes of the SIA Board meeting held on 10 September 2020.

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Corporate report: SIA Board meeting, 23 July 2020

Corporate report: SIA Board meeting, 23 July 2020

Read the minutes of the SIA Board meeting held on 23 July 2020.

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Guidance: Advice for security operatives

Guidance: Advice for security operatives

Find out what you can do to stop child sexual exploitation, how you should restrain someone and what you should consider when interacting with trans customers.

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Transparency data: Organisational structure of the Security Industry Authority

Transparency data: Organisational structure of the Security Industry Authority

Plan of the organisational structure of the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

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Transparency data: Organisational structure of the Security Industry Authority

Transparency data: Organisational structure of the Security Industry Authority

Plan of the organisational structure of the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

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Press release: Accrington security boss barred from the industry

Press release: Accrington security boss barred from the industry

Accrington security boss barred from industry after failing to check staff licence.

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Press release: Accrington security boss barred from the industry

Press release: Accrington security boss barred from the industry

Accrington security boss barred from industry after failing to check staff licence.

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Detailed guide: Apply for an SIA licence

Detailed guide: Apply for an SIA licence

What to do before you apply, and how to apply for a licence yourself or through your employer.

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Detailed guide: If we refuse your application for an SIA licence

Detailed guide: If we refuse your application for an SIA licence

How to appeal against our decision to refuse your application.

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Guidance: Applying for an SIA licence: help and guidance

Guidance: Applying for an SIA licence: help and guidance

Guidance to help you understand when and how to apply for an SIA licence.

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Detailed guide: Learn why we would revoke or suspend your licence

Detailed guide: Learn why we would revoke or suspend your licence

Learn more about the circumstances that can lead to a licence holder losing their licence, either permanently or temporarily.

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Detailed guide: Renew your SIA licence

Detailed guide: Renew your SIA licence

Find out what you need to do to renew your SIA licence.

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Detailed guide: Tell us if something has changed

Detailed guide: Tell us if something has changed

There are cerain things that you must tell us about if you hold an SIA licence.

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Detailed guide: Check what training you need to get an SIA licence

Detailed guide: Check what training you need to get an SIA licence

Information about licence-linked qualifications, the awarding organisations that offer these qualifications, and how to find an approved training provider.

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Detailed guide: Find out why you should apply for ACS approval

Detailed guide: Find out why you should apply for ACS approval

A description of some of the benefits of the SIA's Approved Contractor Scheme.

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