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Through our frequently asked questions section we aim to help you find the answers you need without having to call us to ask for information. We've provided answers to questions on a range of topics which are regularly asked of police forces up and down the country.

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The Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) is a government-supported scheme to accredit organisations who provide proof of age cards. There are a number of accredited national organisations; CitizenCard, One ID 4 U, Validate UK and Young Scot and some regional ones.

For further details on the proof of age cards and on how to apply see the websites in related information.

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