Card is a PASS to provide proof of age

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Police are appealing to young people to leave their valuable passports and driving licences at home and carry a PASS card to prove their age.

The Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) is a national identity card scheme launched in June 2014 and endorsed by the Home Office, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and the Trading Standards Institute (TSI).

Carrying a card bearing the PASS hologram means young people can gain access to the goods and services to which they are legally entitled without having to risk carrying more costly documents such as passports or driving licences.

Officers across Lancashire are promoting the PASS scheme this week as part of an Alcohol Harm initiative which is seeing police forces across the country patrolling drinking hotspots as the college and university fresher’s season gets underway.

For further information about the PASS card visit http://www.pass-scheme.org.uk.