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We understand the pressure that schools are under to keep personal data safe.

Partnering with Veritau, we provide Data Protection Officer (DPO) services to ensure you can manage your obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

 

Get in touch:

Email us: nyes@northyorks.gov.uk

Or phone us on: 01609 533222

 

The UK GDPR and data protection regulations exist to make sure that we use information safely and responsibly. This legislation requires all public authorities and schools to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO).

Our three year DPO service for schools offers you a bespoke approach to data protection compliance with personalised, prioritised action plans. Your school’s overall compliance will improve as Veritau implements changes and checks mechanisms over the course of the three year period.

A guaranteed onsite visit and regular online calls ensure help is always at hand to discuss your data protection queries.

The three year package also includes a themed audit on a specific area of compliance. Veritau can identify actions on a particular topic, and make your school more efficient and compliant in that area. Officers can provide you with more specific and detailed advice than with the general compliance audits. 

What's included?

  • Themed audit
  • Bespoke annual compliance audits to assess adequacy of arrangements, including a report to governors and action plan
  • Guaranteed onsite visit
  • Regular skype calls (to discuss UK GDPR queries/concerns)
  • Unlimited, expert advice via helpline (email/telephone)
  • Specialist e-learning
  • Meeting to discuss UK GDPR compliance
  • Access to Veritau portal
  • Full annual compliance review
  • Information security incident/data breach support
  • Correspondence and liaison with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
  • Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) support
  • Information Sharing Agreement (ISA) support
  • Data processor support
  • Two free workshop places
  • Veritau schools bulletin
  • Information Asset Register and records management guidance and advice 

 

Get in touch  to discuss how we can support you with your data protection obligations.

UK data protection legislation requires all public authorities and schools to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). These regulations exist to make sure that we use information safely and responsibly

We can work with you to tailor a DPO service to meet your exact requirements.

What's included?

  • Helpdesk (unlimited advice on data protection / information governance matters)
  • Regular newsletters and access to a dedicated website for guidance and information
  • Standard templates (policies, privacy notices, information asset register, etc.)
  • Annual compliance audits to assess adequacy of arrangements, including a report to governors and action plan
  • Correspondence and liaison with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
  • Advice on data protection impact assessments and information sharing agreements
  • Training (two free workshop places each year)
  • Specialist e-learning
  • Advice and guidance on subject access and Freedom of Information Act requests 
  • Information Asset Register and records management guidance and advice 

 

Get in touch  to discuss how we can support you with your data protection obligations.

Do you already have a DPO within your school or trust but need some extra support?

Our information governance advisory service provides guidance from qualified experts whenever you need it. We can help you to ensure full compliance when it comes to data protection and UK GDPR.

What's included?

  • Unlimited advice through the helpdesk
  • Regular newsletters
  • Access to training events
  • Alerts on key changes

 

Get in touch  to discuss how we can support you with your data protection obligations.

The UK regulator for data protection, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) places great emphasis on organisations regularly training their staff. Schools should ensure that staff are fully trained on a frequent basis to make them aware of their responsibilities. Veritau’s e-learning bundle can support you in training staff of all levels, and can be provided either on its own or as an addition to the advisory service.

Modules include:

  • Data Protection for Schools: Introduction to Data Protection
  • Information Rights
  • Information Security
  • Records Management
  • Senior Information Risk Owner, Information Asset Owner and Specific Point of Contact
  • Educational Records Requests (ERR) and Subject Access Requests (SAR)

 

Any updates or additions to these modules will be made available to you.