Training and Consultancy in Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Surveillance Law
RIPA Policy and Procedures Toolkit
A complete set of policies, procedures and guidance on undertaking covert surveillance under Part 2 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA)
Revised RIPA Codes explained (NEW)

Completing the RIPA Forms (UPDATED)
  • All forms updated with new code references
  • Procedure for completing the forms
  • Common mistakes
  • All Directed Surveillance forms with full notes to assist completion
  • All CHIS forms with full notes to assist completion

Seeking Magistrates' Approval
  • Step by step guide to the process
  • Judicial application/order form with full notes to assist completion

Undertaking Non RIPA Surveillance (UPDATED)
  • When it is appropriate
  • Non - RIPA Surveillance Authorisation Form
  • NEW Non - RIPA Surveillance Cancellation Form

Employee Surveillance Guidance (NEW)
  • When it is appropriate
  • Complying with the Data Protection Act 1998
  • The latest ICO decision
  • Privacy Impact Assessments


Ibrahim Hasan is a solicitor and Director of Act Now Training.

He was previously Principal Solicitor at Calderdale Council and has worked for Bradford Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.

Ibrahim is one of the UK's leading authorities on RIPA. He has trained local authorities and public sector organisations throughout the UK including the Scottish Executive, General Medical Council, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, Birmingham City Council and various other local and central government organisations.


The RIPA policies and procedures toolkit gives you everything you need to guide staff and help you achieve a successful inspection by the Office of Surveillance Commissioners (OSC). It will be of particular use to staff in:

  • Trading standards
  • Environmental health
  • Licensing
  • Planning enforcement
  • Benefit fraud
  • Audit
  • Legal

Click here for the scottish RIPSA Forms Guidance
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