Online Personal Data Guardian Training (this course is only open for nominated individuals)


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Held online via MS Teams and would comprise of the following format:

  • The call will be scheduled for 2 hours
  • Presentation and MS Teams link will be issued 4 working days in advance
  • Delegates are advised to read the course materials prior to the session, so at the beginning they can highlight any areas they may be specifically unsure of, or if there are any specific issues/scenarios that they want to discuss.
  • After the session, time will be spent reflecting afterwards and consolidating training into a learning and development form.
  • A certificate of attendance will be issued.


The course will be facilitated by BLS Stay Compliant Director, Gary Baker and Compliance Manager John Davison

Gary Baker is a retired Police Superintendent with 30 years’ experience in a large police force. He is an accredited Police Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) and has been the senior decision-maker in high profile incidents and enquiries involving information-rights and the management and decision making concerning the disclosure of sensitive personal information. He is a trained Lead Reviewer for national serious case reviews, involving both adults and children, in England and Wales.


John Davison (BA Hons, NPQH) is our IG Assurance and Compliance Manager. He is a very experienced and strong leader within the education sector having spent almost 25 years teaching and leading schools. During the last 15 years he has developed a broad depth of Information Governance and compliance expertise whilst working as a Headteacher in two contrasting schools. John’s main role as Headteacher was to lead the successful development and implementation of key systems focused around the key areas of safeguarding / OFSTED / Data Protection / GDPR.

Course Content

  • Overview of PDG
  • Key role and responsibilities
  • Working key decision makers SIRO, DPO, IG teams
  • Complying with the law
  • GDPR
  • Data sharing and Ethics
  • Data Breaches
  • Role of the regulators
  • Follow up actions
  • Scenarios used throughout


(Prices do not include VAT)

There are currently no dates scheduled for this course, if you would like to submit an expression of interest please contact us.