Head of Security at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust undertakes Designing Out Crime diploma

April 9, 2021

Jayne King ASMS FSyI – Head of Security and Site Services at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust – is currently undertaking an accredited Level 5 Diploma in Crime Prevention–Designing Out Crime with the Police Crime Prevention Academy.

The Academy is the ProQual approved centre with the exclusive link to the Secured by Design initiative and is able to facilitate unique access and networking opportunities to delegates undertaking this specialist qualification.  

As Head of Security and Site Services at Guy’s and St Thomas’, King and her team cover one of the busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts in the country. King has recently been appointed to become Chair of The Security Commonwealth, the umbrella body for UK security sector associations, and will take up the post in spring 2021. She will be the sixth Security Commonwealth Chair, having previously served two terms as Chair of the National Association for Healthcare Security (NAHS) and was elected as President at their November 2020 AGM. 

“A common framework and set of standards”

King said: “I was grateful and pleased to be given the opportunity to attend the Crime Prevention – Designing out Crime course with the Police Crime Prevention Academy. The ability to work in partnership with the Secured by Design group and the local Design Out Crime Officers allows myself and my team to use a common framework and set of standards advising on the many projects occurring on healthcare premises, enhancing the security of the buildings at concept stage as opposed to retrospective fits which ultimately will improve the security and safety of our staff, patients and visitors.

“It has also given me access to a fantastic network of other colleagues working in various fields from policing to local authorities and sharing good practice.”

Delegates undertaking the Level 5 designing out crime qualification must be able to demonstrate that they’ve increased their understanding and can apply their learning about a range of topics including; the role and responsibilities of the designing out crime officer, the concept and application of crime prevention through environmental design to the built environment, working with architects, planners, other professionals and partners, interpreting plans and drawings, the role of Secured by Design, the Safer Parking Award scheme and other schemes that help to improve security in the built environment.  

“We were delighted to receive Jayne’s application”

Head of Academy, Guy Collyer, added: ”We were delighted to receive Jayne’s application to undertake the Level 5 designing out crime qualification which reflects the increasing diversity in the professional background of delegates accessing this and other crime prevention and problem-solving qualifications through the Academy. 

“The Academy’s national deliveries welcome representatives from local authorities and the private sector as well as UK police forces and beyond, which supports a fantastic opportunity to share ideas and experiences as well as providing an extensive professional network for each delegate going forward.”    

Further information about the range of qualifications offered by the Academy can be obtained by visiting https://www.crimepreventionacademy.com/ or emailing [email protected].

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