We work with our partners and the Metropolitan Police and carry out inspections. These aim to assess retailer behaviour and their age verification systems.
This could include:
- detection dogs
- test purchase operations using volunteer young persons
- Proof of Age or Challenge 21/25 test purchases
We provide support to local retailers to help with age verification procedures. These include:
- free business advice
- refusals books
You can find out more about the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) and Challenge 21/25 by visiting:
Trading Standards works hard to prevent sales of restricted goods to children. These include:
Part of our work is to assist businesses to prevent these sales by providing advice and guidance to them.
Visit the National Business Crime Centre website for more information .
If you are a business that would like help to stop underage sales, you can send an email to Sutton Trading Standards.