Violence Reduction Workshops focused on night-time economy to be run by SIA

The Security Industry Authority is running a series of events across the UK designed to promote violence reduction measures within the night-time economy. The first of these events is scheduled for Tuesday 25 April in Ipswich.

In essence, the private security industry’s Regulator wants to bring people together to discuss local initiatives, share experiences and good practice in order to prevent harm being visited upon security operatives and members of the public. The aim of these events is to:

*share good practice of successful multi-agency violence reduction initiatives/approaches

*develop a shared understanding that violence reduction includes reducing violence against licensed operatives and improving the reporting of incidents

*raise standards of safe restraint by introducing new guidance material for security operatives

*share Best Practice for measuring the success of violence reduction initiatives

At each event, delegates will hear from representatives of the police service, local authorities and town centre initiatives. The briefings are free to attend and will take place at the following locations:

*Ipswich: Tuesday 25 April 2017

*Brighton: Thursday 11 May 2017

*Manchester: Wednesday 17 May 2017

Spaces are limited. Interested parties should e-mail stakeholder@sia.gsi.gov.uk as soon as possible in order to book their place

About the Author

Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications)

Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting.

In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector.

In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute’s George van Schalkwyk Award.

An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award.

Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site.

Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media.

Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014.

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