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Conservative Government minded to appoint Ofcom as online harms regulator

Digital secretary Nicky Morgan and Home Secretary Priti Patel have announced that the Conservative Government is minded to appoint communications watchdog Ofcom as the regulator to enforce rules designed to make the Internet a safer place. The announcement comes as the Government...
Posted On 18 Feb 2020
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Free online counter-terrorism training now available for security industry

Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence holders can now receive free online counter-terrorism training from the National Counter-Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO). NaCTSO has created special password-protected access for the security industry to its Action Counters Terrorism...
Posted On 23 Sep 2019
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Counter-Terrorism Policing wants to see Christmas security all wrapped up

With the Christmas shopping rush about to start, Counter-Terrorism Policing is launching its biggest-ever winter advertising campaign aimed at the public as part of ACT: Action Counters Terrorism. This campaign aims to encourage the public to remain vigilant, look out for...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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1,500-plus companies sign up for ACT Awareness e-Learning counter-terrorism training

More than 1,500 companies across the UK have signed up to an innovative training scheme that could help in the prevention of terrorism attacks. In just six months since the product was first made available, representatives from organisations as varied as John Lewis &...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018
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Football fans urged to ‘Know The Game Plan’ for new Premier League and Football League seasons

Football fans gearing up for the new Premier League and Football League seasons are being reminded to ‘Know The Game Plan’ and report any security concerns to stewards or staff. National Counter-Terrorism Security Office professionals have been working with the Premier League,...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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Counter-Terrorism Policing launches second annual ‘Summer Security’ campaign

Launched for the first time last year in response to the terror attacks in both London and Manchester, Counter-Terrorism Policing’s ‘Summer Security’ campaign has already delivered advice, Best Practice and training to thousands of festival workers, staff and security...
Posted On 25 May 2018
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CSSC launches in East Midlands as business community bids to defeat terrorism

In the fourth and final week of the Action Counters Terrorism campaign, the Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) initiative has been launched in the East Midlands. The CSSC is a partnership between the police service and the business community which uses an...
Posted On 13 Apr 2018
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Terrorist Attacks in the UK: One Year On

Thursday 22 March marked the anniversary of the first of five terrorist attacks that impacted the UK in 2017, writes Sir David Veness. First and foremost, our thoughts are with those killed and injured, their families and friends and all those left behind. Particular sympathies...
Posted On 28 Mar 2018
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Travel industry actively training members of staff to deal with terrorist incidents

The travel industry is providing training for staff working in the UK and overseas in a bid to help keep holidaymakers safe this summer. Over 23,000 employees have attended education sessions, which include detailed advice on how to spot suspicious items and activities, as well...
Posted On 11 Jul 2017
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Members of public ACT in wake of campaign call issued by counter-terrorism police

More than 3,000 individuals have contacted the police with information about possible terrorist activity since a campaign to encourage more calls from the public was launched back in March. The news comes as one of the UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officers, Deputy...
Posted On 08 May 2017
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