Information Security, Data Protection and
Freedom of Information
My team offers professional support for schools to help implement fit for purpose information governance arrangements/policies within the school ensuring the necessary safeguards are in place for, and appropriate use of, school, pupil and personal information. These areas include:
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Process any FOI request the school may receive.
Support the school in writing an FOI policy.
Provide training/awareness on all aspects of FOI.
Assist the school in creating a fit for purpose model publication scheme.
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Provide the same services as detailed above for FOI but relevant to DPA.
Review the schools ICO data protection registration and benchmark against other schools.
Undertake a data audit which reviews the schools processes against DPA requirements.
Review CCTV arrangements.
Assist the school in writing an Information Security Policy.
Review the use of ICT including cloud services, use of removable media and disposal.
Assist the school in writing a Records Management Policy.
Review the schools information asset register and/or support them in creating one.
Review information sharing arrangements.
Why choose us?
value for money by providing professional expertise in a service that is not easily obtained in the private sector
support to help schools implement the correct framework of information governance which will help protect them from potential fines of up to £500,000
dedicated officers who are fully qualified and have an in-depth knowledge in providing this service to schools.
"The data audit was immeasurable both in potential financial savings and ensuring compliance with both legislative requirements and best practice. Data protection is a very specialised area of management which undergoes regular changes, periodic audits such as this are extremely helpful and in the long term save time.”
Mount Gilbert School.
"Firstly, thanks for completing this piece of work for us. When our Chair of Finance suggested it I thought it would be worthwhile, but it has proved to be more than that and we’ve got an awful lot out of it. The training and tightening of policies has gathered whole school buy in and I’d like to think we’re one of the lead schools in this area now."