Derby Adult and Young People Drug Needs Assessment

Perpetuity were commissioned by Derby Community Safety Partnership (DCSP) to undertake the 2009 drug needs assessment for adults and young people. The purpose of the needs assessment was to gather a body of evidence to inform the development of the adult drug treatment plan, submitted to the National Treatment Agency (NTA) in early 2010. Using national needs assessment guidance, incorporating […]

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Bedfordshire Adult Drug Needs Assesssment

Perpetuity were commissioned by Bedfordshire Drug Action Team (B:DAT) to undertake the 2009 adult drug needs assessment. The needs assessment covered two unitary authority areas including Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire. The purpose of the needs assessment was to gather a body of evidence to inform the development of the adult drug treatment plan, submitted to the National Treatment Agency […]

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Introduction to Purchasing Security

The SRI has produced two reports on Procurement of Security. The first contains findings from a research study focussing on those engaged in the buying decision. It raises some interesting findings not least that the security sector believe that procurers often do not get best value for the money they spend. Procuring security is not an everyday exercise and so […]

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Organisational Perspectives on the Value of Security

This study was undertaken to gain a better understanding of the view of the security function from those in senior management positions within organisations but not those specialising in security. Not only was security commonly considered as an important function within an organisation, it was felt to make an exceptional contribution to the success of an organisation. You can download […]

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The Opportunities and Barriers to Partnership Working Between the Police and Private Sector

This research looks at how the police and private security industry work together and how the police and corporate security work in partnership, in order to identify the barriers preventing effective partnership initiatives and to establish what opportunities exist. Cuts to public spending make this research extremely timely and the findings provided valuable insights. You can download the full report […]

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The Security Sector in Perspective

This study identifies how individuals from the security sector view the current state of the sector and examines their perspectives on economic and regulatory changes. The key feature of this study was to design and administer an online survey of the security sector, completed anonymously and by three main groups: directors and managers of companies supplying security, procurers of security […]

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SRI: Security Strategy Toolkit

Surprisingly few organisations have a security strategy in place – and even less have an effective strategy. Our research prior to developing the toolkit had found that only one in three companies have a full, board approved, security strategy. Even when a security strategy was in place it was rarely ‘fit for purpose’, lacking specific objectives to guide the work […]

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SRI: Procuring Security Toolkit

Previous research showed that the procurement process used for purchasing security goods and services does not always work to the benefit of the buyer and/or supplier. We identified that much could be gained from a research study drawing on the experiences of those engaged in the procurement process. This research allowed us to identify ways to overcome potential problems as […]

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