Doorstep Crime and Selling


Practitioners must have knowledge of the laws relating to doorstep selling and what makes such activities become doorstep crime. They must be aware of statutory and procedural time limits and the practical implications of dealing with doorstep crime. They must be aware of what makes a person likely to be a victim of doorstep crime, and know how to investigate complaints of potential offences in a consumer’s home.

Core Learning Resources

 Doorstep Selling Regulations

Further Reading

 The Fraud Act 2006

 Criminal Damage

 Inchoate Offenses (Conspiracy)

 Conspiracy to Defraud (Common Law)

 Victims and witnesses

All Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

  Cold Calling Control flyer

Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)

  Provision of Services Regulations 2009: national applicability of licences consultation

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), 2013

Other Information

  Adult Safeguarding

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), 2011

 Distraction Burglary


Charity helping to find criminals and solve crime

 Victim Support

Charity helping victims of crime