Social care organisations hold a significant amount of personal information relating to individuals, whether they be employees, people who need care and support or other customers or suppliers. A proportion of that data is likely to constitute sensitive personal data or “special categories of data” (including for example, medical records, religious beliefs or ethnic origin).
All organisations that process personal data are required to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and, from 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Penalties for failure to comply, including fines, are significant. If GDPR isn’t already on your organisation’s agenda, now is the time to act.
This page is new and being developed, but initally please find on the left (scroll down) various documents and guides around GDPR.
Free seminar aimed at the adult social care sector (relevant to all providers, not just care homes as the title suggests)
Tuesday 6 March, 5-7pm, Holiday Inn Norwich Airport. (please note - the venue was originally Norwich City FC but has changed).
There is a smilar event in Ipswich on March 1st. https://www.ashtonslegal.co.uk/event/gdpr-care-homes-seminar-suffolk-the-clock-is-ticking
Also check the courses and workshops page of our website for other GDPR seminars and events (these may be generic and not specific to the care sector)
Skills Platform e-learning courses
Skills Platform was established by Skills for Health. It provides a number of costed e-learning GDPR courses.
Click HERE to visit the skills Platform GDPR courses page
SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE DOCUMENTS.