Training Fraud and Malpractice in Security Industry

Following the broadcast by BBC London programme Inside Out on Monday 23 March 15 reporting alleged fraud and malpractice within the training sector of the private security industry the SIA have issued the following statement on their website

“We take all allegations of training fraud and malpractice very seriously because of the potential risk to the public.

We work closely with the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), which has regulatory oversight of the recognised awarding organisations, and other enforcement agencies, to identify and address such fraud and malpractice. Where this is identified, we will take swift action to remove SIA licences from the individuals concerned.

We are now working with Ofqual to investigate the allegations in the BBC Inside Out programme. We have already suspended the SIA licences from those who we can identify and who appear to be involved in training fraud. While this investigation is ongoing, we are unable to comment at this stage.

We urge anyone with evidence of wrongdoing in respect of security training, or any element of the SIA regime, to inform us. This can be done directly with us at or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111″

SIA website news on fraud and malpractice

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