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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The University of Leeds secures police award for security

The University of Leeds has achieved the prestigious Secured Environments award by demonstrating their commitment to good security management. The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK and is renowned globally for the quality of its teaching and research. To achieve the Secured Environments award, the University underwent a thorough audit of […]

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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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Exploring the Experiences of Women in Security

This report is based on 706 survey responses and 21 interviews with female security professionals from a range of roles who carry out or manage staff who undertake physical security tasks. The report highlights that many women hold a positive perception of the security industry overall, and by no means have all struggled to progress or faced discrimination. However, it was […]

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Overgate shopping centre gain Secured Environments award

Overgate Shopping Centre in Dundee, supported by its managing agent JLL, is the latest organisation to be recognised by Police Crime Prevention Initiatives, gaining the prestigious Secured Environments award. The award, which recognises that the shopping centre is following six key principles to maximise the safety of staff and customers, was achieved after the centre underwent a thorough audit of […]

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William Hill achieve Secured Environments safety award

William Hill has become the first company in the betting industry to have its security management recognised by Police Crime Prevention Initiatives, gaining the prestigious Secured Environments accreditation for ten of its premises in the Westminster area of London.   The award, which recognises that the bookmaker is following six key principles to maximise the safety of staff and customers, […]

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