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Cross-party Police and Crime Commissioners seek assurances on Brexit from Home Secretary

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ three lead Commissioners on Brexit – namely Matthew Scott, Lord Willy Bach (representing the Labour Party) and Martyn Underhill – have met with Home Secretary Sajid Javid to discuss policing matters and what happens...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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OCS secures five-year multi-service contract deal with Ministry of Justice

OCS has been awarded a five-year multi-service contract with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) as part of the Government department’s integrator service delivery model. The model services the MoJ, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Department for Education, the Ministry of Housing,...
Posted On 24 Apr 2018
Raymond Clarke: Group CEO at IQ
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Diston and Galloway appointed to key roles at awarding body Industry Qualifications

In two significant developments, Ofqual-regulated awarding organisation Industry Qualifications (IQ) has appointed Richard Diston MSc MSyI in the role of sector manager for security risk and resilience, at the same time appointing vastly experienced security training and...
Posted On 12 Apr 2017
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London Fire Brigade issues stark warning to Government over school fire risks

Just ahead of the Easter holiday, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) has issued a stark warning to Government education chiefs that children’s lives will be put at risk if they remove guidelines stating sprinklers should be installed in new schools. New statistics show that,...
Posted On 05 Apr 2017
Fire has decimated the Selsey Academy, the main building of which dates back to the 1960s
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Fire Sector Federation urges Government to reconsider school fire safety design proposals

The Fire Sector Federation is calling on the Department for Education (DoE) to re-introduce the concept of property protection into its proposed revisions to Building Bulletin (BB) 100: Design for Fire Safety in Schools*. The move follows the devastating fire that occurred at The...
Posted On 30 Aug 2016
Bill Butler: CEO at the Security Industry Authority
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BBC Inside Out on Training: Security Industry Authority issues formal response

Following the BBC’s Inside Out programme broadcast on Monday 23 March, the Security Industry Authority has now issued a formal statement in response to allegations of training fraud and malpractice in the security sector. The Regulator has this to say on the matter:...
Posted On 26 Mar 2015