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Welcome To
The Video Standards Council

The VSC was established in 1989 and fulfils two basic roles:

  • It is a standards body for the video and video games industries and has a Code of Practice designed to ensure that both industries show a duty of care in their dealings with customers and the public generally. It provides its retailer members with a staff training course dealing with age restricted videos, DVDs and video games. 
  •   It acts as an administrator of the PEGI system of age rating for video games. PEGI is used in over 30 countries. It is the UK regulator responsible for the age rating of video games supplied in the UK (using the PEGI system). In fulfilling this role it uses the name Games Rating Authority (GRA).

The explanations, advice and guidance contained in this website are given in good faith. All questions requiring a definitive interpretation of the law should be answered by referring to the legislation itself or obtaining professional legal advice .

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