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A collaborative effort

The ProtectED Code of Practice and accreditation scheme is the result of more than two years research, design and development by a multidisciplinary team of academics, university security services staff and external industry experts.


Development of ProtectED is supported by the ProtectED Advisory Board — a group of public and private sector experts in standards development and issues of student safety, security and wellbeing.


ProtectED Team

Design Against Crime Solution Centre

The University of Salford’s Design Against Crime team has been undertaking research into design-led approaches to reducing crime and increasing wellbeing since 1999. Launched in 2003, the Design Against Crime Solution Centre has grown to become a European-wide network of researchers, police and practitioners in design-led crime prevention, and is supported by the European Commission. The Solution Centre was the official UK delegate to EU COST Action TU1203 Crime Prevention Through Urban Design and Planning (2013–16).

Andrew B. Wootton


Dr Caroline L. Davey


Dr Lucy Winrow

Research Fellow

Development and Communications

Kay Littlehales, ProtectED Development Manager – Kay develops strong partnerships with Founder Members, all higher education institutions and university colleges. Developing key face to face relationships with Vice Chancellors, Directors of Student Services, safety and security teams from within universities. 


Lisa Ravenscroft, ProtectED Communications Manager – Advocating the great work ProtectED does through our Conversations events, website, blogs and social media. Working closely with our Founder Member universities Communications teams and creating monthly Newsletters.

Kay Littlehales

Development Manager

Lisa Ravenscroft

Communications Manager


University of Salford Security Service

University of Salford Security Service is a proactive in-house service committed to making the campus and surrounding community a safe place to study, live and work. We pride ourselves on our students being able to study and socialize in a safe environment. The safety of all staff is also of paramount importance in support of our students. We are members of the Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO) ­– the primary association for security professionals working in Higher Education in the UK and Europe. Our accreditations include British Standards BS7499 (Static site guarding and mobile patrol service) and BS7958 (CCTV Management and operation) as well as well as the Home Office’s Surveillance Camera Code of Practice for CCTV.

Trevor Jones

Head of Security


K7 Compliance Ltd.

K7 Compliance was formed to deliver compliance and opportunity services, and has many years experience assessing and advising some of the largest companies in the UK against security industry standards. K7 Compliance assists companies in meeting their certification needs, as well as meeting their regulatory and risk management requirements. K7 has extensive experience in managing compliance, and adopts a risk and opportunity based approach. K7 helps companies develop their processes and systems to manage compliance, while at the same time adding value to their business.

Brian Nuttall



ProtectED Advisory Board

Development of the ProtectED Code of Practice and accreditation scheme is supported by significant stakeholders in the areas of security and student wellbeing in the higher education sector. The following individuals generously give their time and expertise to provide oversight of ProtectED, advising on content, reviewing materials and guiding its design:

  • ​Gillian Almond, Director Of Commercial Services, Royal Holloway, University of London | ChairCollege & University Business Officers (CUBO)

  • Eric Baskind, Senior Lecturer in Law and violence reduction consultant, Liverpool John Moores University

  • Georgina Calvert-Lee, Senior Counsel, McAllister Olivarius

  • Helen Clews, Immigration & Policing Advisor, British Council

  • Gavin Dick, Local Authority Policy Advisor, National Landlords Association (NLA)

  • Jane Farrell, Chair, International Professional Security Association (IPSA)

  • Billy FitzJohn, Senior Partnership Development Manager, Endsleigh Insurance Services Limited

  • Dave Humphries, Director of Partnerships & Interventions, The Security Industry Authority (SIA)

  • Dale Murphy, Regional Executive Member, Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO) — representative Jan 2015–Aug 2016

  • Trevor Jones, Head of Security & Community Support, University of Salford | Chair, Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO) — representative Sept 2016 onwards

  • Annie Kemball, Senior Mental Health Advisor, Sheffield Hallam University | University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN) representative

  • Umer Khan, Chief Superintendent, Greater Manchester Police

  • Alec McKenzie, Project Sales DirectorLOFT Interiors

  • Ian Munton, Head of Student Support and Development Services, Keele University | Association of Managers of Student Services in Higher Education (AMOSSHE) — representative Jan 2015–Aug 2016

  • Jasmine Pokuaa, Vice President, University of Salford Students' Union

  • Fleur Priest-Stephens, Policy Consultant: Welfare and Communities, National Union of Students (NUS) — representative Jan 2015–Aug 2016

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