Workshops announced for the SIA Stakeholder Conference on 14 March 2017

SIA CEO, Alan Clamp
SIA CEO, Alan Clamp

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) have announced the details of the workshops to be run at their Stakeholder Conference, on Tuesday 14 March 2017.

The upcoming conference will consist of three discussion workshops which will consider the following questions:

Taking Responsibility for Standards

  1. Who is responsible for ensuring standards of service delivery in the private security industry?
  2. How can employees and businesses do more to drive up standards in the industry?
  3. Which areas of operation does the industry most need to improve its standards?

Influencing Buyer Behaviour

  1. What is the role of the regulator / businesses / trade bodies, in informing/influencing buyers?
  2. Which communication methods and channels work best to influence buyers?
  3. What are the common messages that the regulator / businesses / trade bodies should be communicating?

Developing Regulation in Partnership

  1. What should regulation of the Private Security Industry be trying to achieve?
  2. What are the practical things that the SIA can do to ease the regulatory burden on the Private Security Industry?
  3. How is the private security industry changing? How should regulation evolve to respond to these changes?

The SIA also announced that the Home Office Director for Safeguarding, Jeremy Oppenheim, will be speaking at the SIA Stakeholder Conference.

As well as the work of the Public Protection Unit, which includes oversight of the SIA, Jeremy is responsible for overseeing the Government’s response to Child Sexual Abuse, Modern Slavery, Public Protection and Counter-Extremism. Jeremy has been with the Home Office since 2003. From 2013 to 2015 he was Director for Growth and Engagement working with business and academic communities, in the UK and abroad, to promote growth and improve external engagement.

Peter Selwyn-Smith, the SIA’s Stakeholder Manager, who has been organising the conference, said: “We are taking a fresh approach to this conference adopting some of the suggestions we had following last year’s event. That’s why we’ve increased the opportunities for delegates to make their views known by running workshops. We’ve also made sure that there is extra time for delegates to network with one another. This is a chance for the SIA and the industry to come together, both formally and informally, and discuss how we can do things better together.”

The closing date for bookings is Thursday 9 March.

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2017.
Time: Registration from 09:15am, start at 10:00am – 16:15pm
Location: Hallam Conference Centre, London
Price: £50 per delegate, including VAT includes lunch and refreshments

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