DHSC’s aim:



A string of violent and unpredictable security events stretches back to the Mumbai attacks (2008 and 2011), through the Nairobi Westfield Shopping Centre incident (2013), the Paris ‘Charlie Hebdo’ shootings (2015) and the Tunis museum onslaught (2015).  Post 9/11 and particularly in recent years, the risks associated with travelling and working overseas have become more difficult to assess, predict and equip people to handle.



At DHSC we want our clients and their staff to feel that they can travel safely, secure in the knowledge that they are alert to the relevant risks and able to work effectively wherever they go.  Our aim is to provide people with relevant knowledge and informed responses to a range of potential personal challenges.



DHSC’s expert consultants deliver face to face briefings addressing the range of potential risks that travellers may face, both in high risk areas of the world and if they should just be unlucky enough find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. For those travelling at short notice or unable logistically to receive a face to face briefing we offer access to similar material via specially developed eLearning modules



Recognizing that organisations differ, DHSC will work with you to carefully assess your needs and develop a bespoke programme designed to address your key risk concerns.  Our training programmes aim to assist organisations to be proactive, to help to alleviate personal security concerns whilst at the same time encouraging people to be responsibly alert to and actively manage personal risks.


DHSC believes it is important to take a realistic view of the challenges of travelling to and working in a number of countries around the world.  Often business has to be transacted, expertise deployed and assistance delivered by companies, agencies and NGOs in parts of the world where the security situation is far from ideal.


We take the view that the associated security risks should be addressed by the organisation responsible for people visiting and working in these zones.


We focus primarily on addressing the risks associated with personal security and hostage taking, providing evidence based briefings on risk minimisation, surviving a hostage ordeal and reintegration support post event.


In criminal law, kidnapping is the taking away or transportation of a person against that person's will, usually to hold the person in false imprisonment, a confinement without legal authority. This may be done for ransom or in furtherance of another crime.

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In association with the ‘Know Before You Go’ Campaign, we are working with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to do all that we can to help British travellers stay safe overseas.


Before you go overseas, have a look at the FCO website. It is packed with essential travel advice and tips, and up-to-date country information.

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