Outcome to the review of ACS published
The key changes from the latest review of the flagship Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) for private security businesses have been published. The changes will take effect on 1 April 2019.
The ACS was established in 2006 with a stated purpose ‘to protect the public and to maintain and improve standards in the private security industry’. The ACS has undergone a number of reviews but this latest review took a root and branch look at the scheme.
Evidence from the extensive consultation suggested that the SIA did not need to make fundamental changes to the scheme. However, it was clear from the responses there were opportunities to make improvements.
You can find further information regarding the publication and changes at