The Security Industry Authority (SIA) October’s 2015 Update discusses several key subjects, including their SIA Stakeholder Conference 2015, Operation Makesafe, Enforcement News and general licensing information and updates. The link to the online version is Available Here
One of the key subjects highlighted in the SIA News Update October 2015 is the London Mets Operation Makesafe. This is a new a campaign led by the Metropolitan Police Service in partnership with London boroughs raising awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) within the business community including hotels, taxi companies and licensed premises.
The campaign aims to identify potential victims of Child Sexual Exploitation and, where necessary, deploy police officers to intervene prior to any young person coming to harm.
Following the success of the pilot run in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, Operation Makesafe is now being rolled out across all London boroughs.
Businesses such as hotels, licensed premises and taxi companies are being provided with awareness training to assist them in recognising the signs of Child Sexual Exploitation.
They are directed to call 101, quoting Operation Makesafe, should they suspect suspicious behaviour or activity on their premises or in their vehicles.
Metropolitan Police Service call handlers have also received specialist training to identify calls relating to Child Sexual Exploitation and provide the appropriate advice and police response.
For more information check out the SIA News Update October 2015, or go online via the link below where you can find full detials including posters and training sheets for licensed premises, go to the Operation Makesafe – this link opens in a new window page on the Metropolitan Police website Click Here For More Info.