Does having an IVA affect my SIA licence to work in security?

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peter671

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Post by peter671 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:47 am
Hello,
Does having an IVA affect my SIA licence to work in security

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Post by Foggy » Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:32 pm
I do not believe that an IVA will affect an SIA licence.
My opinions are merely that .. opinions based on experience. Always seek professional advice.
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Post by lifenoteasy » Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:55 pm
Guidance can be found here https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... censed.pdf.

The important thing to remember is that whoever employs you may undertake additional checks, including financial history, depending on your role.
IVA started March 2011, Completed March 2016 and certificate issued 11 days after final payment. It was not always easy but then some of the best decisions aren't.

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Post by PigsInSpace » Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:25 pm
The SIA registration, and re-registration every 3 years, is not concerned with financial issues, merely with any criminal offences disclosed, or if you have been detained under the Mental Health Act.

However many security employers use BS7858 screening which requires them to carry out a 5yr address and work history along with a credit check and a requirement for the employee to disclose any insolvency arrangements or County Court Judgements.

The good news is that any decision about whether this affects the employee's status, is up to the managment of the company. If they are satisfied that anything disclosed does not make the employee a risk then all they have to do is sign saying that they are happy and that's the job done. Also BS7858 checks are only done on commencement of employment.

Wordy details here

https://www.nsi.org.uk/wp-content/uploa ... o-0049.pdf

A final note: there is no published evidence, nor much anecdotal evidence to indicate that people in debt and more particularly people who have arrangements to deal with it, are an enhanced risk.

There are plenty of people who have ticked all the correct boxes and are utter liabilities though.....................!

Hope this is helpful, apologies for delay in posting.

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Post by Foggy » Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:51 pm
Regarding the post link comments, as you say, there are many people with unrecognised or undisclosed financial issues out there, some working in sensitive occupations. At least those in a debt solution have recognised the problem and are constructively dealing with it .... indeed the perceived risk has actually been removed and, arguably, they are just as 'safe' as their 'solvent' colleagues.
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