Age Check Certification Services Limited (External organisation)

Activity: Membership of a Board, Committee, Council or NetworkMembership of boardResearch


Membership of the “Children and Parents’ Panel”, chaired by Baroness Floella Benjamin, to bring together less technical stakeholders in the new scheme as outlined below.

There is a new European standard for connected devices – also known as the “Internet of Things” - and DCMS has produced a Code of Practice capturing the key requirements of that standard. The department has now commissioned the Age Check Certification Scheme (ACCS) through a grant to create a consumer assurance scheme to encourage manufacturers and importers of toys to comply with these new standards and to give parents and guardians confidence in the security of these devices.

Recognising that this development is happening in parallel with the implementation of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Age Appropriate Design Code (AADC) which will apply to the internet services to which these toys connect, ACCS included conformance with this new “Children’s Code” in the same assurance scheme. This element of the scheme can be recognised by the ICO under Articles 42 and 43 of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), giving companies a strong incentive to participate because doing so reduces the risk of enforcement action which can lead to a fine of up to 4% of global turnover.

PeriodNov 2020Mar 2021
Held atAge Check Certification Services Limited, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • connect toys
  • Internet
  • child abuse
  • online privacy