GDPR and Safeguarding

FusionHR recently held two GDPR briefing sessions for schools.  The sessions were a great opportunity to discuss together in an open forum what we’ve all learnt so far and also highlighted a few issues and concerns, particularly around sharing pupil data. One area requiring some clarification was GDPR and Safeguarding.  Ben made it clear that…

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Safer Recruitment and Application Misguidance

We recently received an update from the Safer Recruitment Consortium (with whom we are Accredited Safer Recruitment Trainers), relating to the collection of criminal information from candidates during a recruitment process. Incorrect advice has been circulated by an employment law firm who are stating that schools are no longer permitted to gather criminal information from…

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Fines, Registrations and DPO Requirements

It has recently been reported that the ICO has resorted to issuing fines to organisations who have not paid their fee after several attempts to collect.    Failure to pay the data protection fee is now a civil offence under the GDPR, previously this was a criminal offence under the Data Protection Act 1998.   All…

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