Health Research Case Study: Evaluation of The SmokeScreen Mediology

Who for: Leicester City NHS STOP! Smoking Service. Methods: Good practice literature review, pre-intervention online surveys, post-intervention online surveys, consultation (both by phone and face-to-face interviews) with stakeholders, quantitative data analysis of surveys and service data, qualitative data analysis of stakeholder consultations, and final evaluation report. Description: This involved an evaluation of the SmokeScreen Mediology, an innovative campaign to prevent young people taking […]

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Healthy Communities Research

As the drug and alcohol treatment agenda has developed over the past decade, we have established a strong track record undertaking work in the area of substance misuse. This has included numerous service evaluations and needs assessments for local Drug and Alcohol Teams and services. More recently, a growing concern in the public sphere and our society as a whole […]

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Report Launch: Covid-19 and the implications for the security sector: what happened and what has been and is being learned?

Today the latest report from the Security Research Initiative is published – ‘Covid-19 and the implications for the security sector: what happened and what has been and is being learned?’ 83% of respondents felt that overall security had performed well in the crisis. 74% agreed or strongly agreed that security professionals have developed new skill sets that will be invaluable […]

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Covid-19 and Cyber Crimes

Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic cyber crimes have been increasing at a startling rate and have been the main method in which scammers have attempted to defraud individuals. However, such crimes are not only directed at people, but also at corporations and even countries. In these times of uncertainty and vulnerability, cyber criminals prey on weak systems and […]

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Stay at home safely – COVID-19 and domestic abuse

Domestic abuse is surging at an alarming rate in many countries globally, including the UK and much of it is being attributed to the Covid-19 epidemic. Telephone lines have been lighting up at domestic abuse charities and support services at a rate of nearly 50% more than usual and an increase in website contacts has also been observed. In the […]

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Identifying COVID-19 Frauds and Scams

Never has there been a more perfect storm for fraudsters and scammers than the COVID-19 crisis, which has provided these criminals with a ready-made, target rich environment for them to exploit. The uncertainty of the situation, coupled with the increase in financial stress, with potential loss of jobs and businesses all contribute to making this a desperate time for many. […]

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Update your security strategy at IFSEC International

IFSEC International 2020 is Europe’s largest and most comprehensive event for the global integrated security industry. It connects over 34,000 visitors from 113 countries with 450+ exhibitors showcasing some of the most innovative products and solutions on the market, as well as a full seminar programme, legislation updates, guidance and best practice. The exhibition is completely free, and you can […]

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The Aon Centre gains Secured Environments award

Aon plc, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, is the latest organisation to be recognised by Police Crime Prevention Initiatives for its security, gaining the prestigious Secured Environments award for The Aon Centre, their global headquarters, housed in the iconic Leadenhall Building in London. The award, which recognises that Aon […]

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Research in to the needs of those bereaved by suicide in Kent

Perpetuity has recently been awarded funding from Kent County Council to carry out research into the needs of people bereaved by suicide in Kent.   This important project will look at the experiences of people in Kent who have been bereaved by suicide with a view to developing the future of support offered in Kent. The research will involve looking […]

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