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Security Industry Authority appoints Michelle Russell as director of partnerships and interventions

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has announced the appointment of Michelle Russell as the organisation’s new director of partnerships and interventions. Russell will be joining the SIA from the Charity Commission where she’s currently director of investigations,...
Posted On 30 Sep 2019
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G4S makes £14.3 million profit from Brook House contract “despite serious failings”

A National Audit Office (NAO) investigation conducted for the Home Affairs Committee following a Panorama programme which revealed shocking levels of abuse against detainees has shown for the first time that G4S made £14.3 million in profit from Brook House immigration removal...
Posted On 22 Jul 2019
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£10 million investment underpins new Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre

Efforts to uncover the true scale of modern slavery, expose more trafficking networks and better inform action aimed at stamping out these crimes have been boosted following news of the Government’s investment of £10 million to create a cutting-edge Policy and Evidence Centre for...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
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2019 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards winners announced in London

The third UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Ceremony took place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London on Thursday 28 February. Over 450 security professionals gathered to celebrate the very best from across the sector with dinner and a presentation event...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
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Minister for Crime makes plans to protect shop workers from acts of violence

Victoria Atkins, the Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, is now examining options for providing further protections for shop workers from acts of violence and abuse. The Government’s Call for Evidence – issued by the Home Office – is intended to...
Posted On 15 Feb 2019
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Home Secretary outlines detail underpinning further action to target youth violence

Chairing the latest Serious Violence Task Force, Home Secretary Sajid Javid set out details of a new youth advocates programme that will see respected members of communities, such as sports coaches and youth workers, receive specialist training in order to have safe conversations...
Posted On 12 Feb 2019
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Secure Stations Scheme sets standard for crime reduction on Britain’s rail network

Hundreds of Britain’s railway stations are setting the standard in reducing crime, safeguarding vulnerable people and ensuring safer journeys for passengers, rail minister Andrew Jones has announced. On a visit to East Croydon Station, recently accredited as a Secure Station by...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019
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Lone Worker Technology: Towards Ensuring Increased Productivity

Ensuring staff safety is a crucial requirement for all businesses, and particularly so for those who require a cohort of their employees to work alone, writes Klaus Allion. With an estimated 6.8 million people working alone in the UK and over 600,000 injuries to employees at work...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019
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Apricorn, Rapid7 and Blueliv business leaders outline security predictions for 2019

Jon Fielding (managing director for EMEA at Apricorn), Sam Humphries (senior product marketing manager for global markets and compliance with Rapid7), Deral Heiland (Internet of Things research lead at Rapid7) and Jose Miguel Esparza (head of threat intelligence at Blueliv) have...
Posted On 27 Nov 2018
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Government agrees on principles for tackling modern slavery in global supply chains

Alongside the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, the UK Government has developed principles for nations to adopt in order to tackle modern slavery in global supply chains. The entrapment of people in forced labour is estimated to affect 25 million people worldwide but, by...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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