Worshipful Company of Security Professionals

The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals (WCoSP) is a Livery Company of the City of London. In 2010 the WCoSP was granted a Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth II. WCoSP is a non-profit making organisation providing education and health services to members of the security profession. The WCoSP Charitable Trust makes gifts to individuals, agencies or organisations, including other charitable organisations, linked to the provision of security or the protection of people and property. Donations are also made for other charitable purposes. Membership of the Company is drawn from the security industry in its widest sense and includes leading security professionals from the industrial and retail sectors, serving and retired members of the police and armed services, security consultants, academics, heads of security for corporate businesses, investigators, and electronic surveillance companies.

How does your organisation contribute to preventing suicide and supporting those affected by it?

Many of our members are at the frontline in helping and protecting the public and as security professionals, we are committed to the safety and wellbeing of our society. The WCoSP is at the start of its journey in playing a role in suicide prevention. A taskforce is in the process of being set up where our strategic initiatives will be agreed and then publicised.

What are your current priorities?

– Suicide prevention of security professionals.
– Identifying opportunities for the security industry to use their expertise, tools knowledge etc to prevent suicides in wider society.
– Coordinating efforts in the security industry to prevent suicides.

What challenges are you currently facing?

– There is a vast number of suicide prevention initiatives so understanding these and where things already exist is important so that efforts are not duplicated but instead supported.