The revised Standard replaces the old self-assessment model with a more structured mechanism that places VFM at the heart of the business and involves reporting against a set of VFM Metrics.
You will hold many types of personal information about your staff, your pupils and third parties with whom you engage. Understanding your duties and obligations is essential to avoid breaches, harmful publicity and penalties.
Our expert team has extensive experience of providing practical, pragmatic advice on a wide range of information law issues and also offers data protection audits and on-site training tailored to your particular needs and to make sure that any data sharing complies with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. Whether you are looking for support in relation to how best to protect against data loss, storing and processing personal information, data subject access, freedom of information requests or on any other information sharing and data protection issue, our team has a wealth of practical experience and knowledge to offer you.
- Data Protection Act 1998 – advice on all aspects of compliance with the DPA, including agreements for data processing, sharing and storage including cloud computing.
- Policies and procedures – including advice on website terms and conditions of use, privacy notices and cookies policies.
- European regulations – we draft and review contractual, licensing and services agreements to ensure compliance with European data protection regulation.
- Auditing – we offer a range of training and audit services, supporting education providers with developing their arrangements for data protection, privacy and data breaches.
- Freedom of Information – we provide advice on dealing with subject access and freedom of information requests.
- Training and seminars – we provide a wide range of bespoke training, on-site and at our offices, on data-protection, information and cyber security.
Anthony Collins Solicitors has supported us through the thorny area of data protection and subject access requests. They've provided excellent support and guidance, reassuring staff and helping us to meet our legal obligations with confidence.Jo Baker, Head of Operations, Diocese of Coventry Multi Academy Trust.
I've had my eyes opened to a range of data protection situations where I needed to tighten up my procedures. Thank you, it was very helpful.Training course attendee.
Jane Burns is clearly incredibly knowledgeable in this field, but talks in a very accessible and relatable way.Training course attendee.
Helping teachers as people
As a teacher, or a professional working in the education sector, there are multiple issues that you may face. Whilst we do offer advice about educating children from a variety of backgrounds in a safe and caring environment, we also offer advice to you as an individual. We understand that the pressures and numerous challenges facing those in charge are not always classroom based.
Education is one of our core sectors. This allows us to combine our specialist subject knowledge and experiences with our personal approach to individual cases. Our clients tell us that the service they receive from us is unique, and we believe this comes directly from our commitment to the purpose of our firm: 'to improve lives, communities and society’.
Organisations are increasingly becoming victims of criminal fraud and cyber attacks. It is essential that organisations, including charities, protect their assets, data and reputation.
The Charity Commission has produced guidance to help charities understand whether the changes to the rules regarding automatic disqualification will affect them and what they mean.
To merge or not merge? That is the question. Could a merger help you to best achieve your charitable purpose? Edwina Turner explains.
As a charity trustee, are you managing your charity's resources effectively? Do you have appropriate financial planning strategies?
HM Revenue and Customs introduced the Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) Scheme in April 2002. This article serves as a general update as to the requirements of registration of a CASC, structures of a CASC and the benefits of being a CASC.
The Fundraising Regulator has opened its registration scheme to charities registered with the CCNI; Jas Atwal explains the thresholds.
Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) won four awards at the Birmingham Law Society Awards last night (8 March 2018), including Law Firm of the Year (16 partners or more).
The maximum discount available to tenants exercising their right to buy or preserved right to buy (in England only) is increasing.
Housing providers hoping to escape the EU procurement rules should note that this is unlikely pre-Brexit.
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