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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Report Launch – The Competence of Frontline Security Professionals and What They Say About Their Work

The work of security officers – sometimes called guards – is important but often underrated. This research, undertaken on behalf of IFPO, sought to understand the modern role of the security officer – specifically what competencies are needed, how easy or difficult tasks are perceived to be, how effective security officers view the training they received to be, and the […]

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New Research Report Published: The Mandatory Reporting of Fraud: Finding Solutions and Sharing Best Practice

    Perpetuity Research are pleased to share their latest report entitled “The mandatory reporting of fraud: Finding solutions and sharing best practice” commissioned by the ACFE UK Chapter and the Fraud Advisory Panel.   The aim of this research was to understand the attitudes of those who deal with tackling fraud towards introducing a mandatory requirement on organisations to […]

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Barriers to the mandatory reporting of fraud: Finding solutions and sharing best practice

Perpetuity has been commissioned by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) UK and the Fraud Advisory Panel (FAP) to conduct research to better understand fraud reporting by organisations in England and Wales, in order to see if there is a case for making this compulsory. At present, there is no legal requirement in the England and Wales for a […]

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Understanding influences on security as a career/job choice: what those working in the security sector think

The latest report from the Security Research Initiative has been published – ‘Understanding influences on security as a career/job choice: what those working in the security sector think’. Only 4% of respondents heard of work in security through a careers talk at school/college/university; the most prominent source of awareness was from a suggestion by a friend, colleague or family member […]

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New Research report during Covid-19 on “Why is the death rate of security officers comparatively high? Thinking about the reasons”

Perpetuity Research are pleased to share their latest report on “Why is the death rate of security officers comparatively high? Thinking about the reasons” commissioned by Corps Security. The focus of this report was to try and better understand the high rate of Covid-19 deaths experienced by security officers in the UK (compared to other occupations) as recently reported by the […]

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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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New research report published on ‘Tackling Fraud in the Public Sector – a Local Government Perspective’

Perpetuity Research are pleased to publish their latest report entitled ‘Tackling Fraud in the Public Sector – a Local Government Perspective’, from research commissioned by CIPFA. The full report and presentation are available below. The aim of this research was to better understand how local authorities approach fraud in their organisations and was carried out through consultation with senior officers, […]

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