Stay Compliant Training

by Baker Lomax Services (BLS) Ltd

Stay Compliant Training is an experienced provider of quality Data Protection and information rights training across all sectors.

Recent fines by the Information Commissioner’s Office against two major charities have increased public concern about the handling of personal information.

Around 80% of personal data breaches and incidents involve improper handling by personnel; smart leaders recognise there is a clear need for all employees to have a basic understanding of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).

Stay Compliant Training can help you avoid high-profile security breaches.

We offer training for all organisations wishing to increase their compliance with the data protection legislation and improve their good practice.

Our clients include public organisations, private companies, education, health and social care and charitable concerns.

We recognise that most organisations have imperfect resourcing for their Data Protection responsibilities so we also offer bespoke training to fit your own own organisational structure.

We have the right experience and skills too. Our staff have over 50 years’ experience in public, private, police, NHS and regulatory organisations.

This means we provide excellent training to define both the legal and practical implications of the various Acts, from basic introductory training for general office staff to highly specialist tuition for distinct roles such as Caldicott Guardians, Senior Information Risk Owners (SIRO), GPs, and School Governors.

Please let us introduce ourselves and give you some background on how our training business has been developed.

Stay Compliant Training is the training segment of Baker Lomax Services Limited (BLS). BLS is a private sector company based in Yorkshire. Our core business is training, consultancy and supplying professional advice and guidance regarding information rights legislation and compliance.

Based in Yorkshire, our core business is training, consultancy and supplying professional advice and guidance regarding information rights legislation and compliance.

We have a unique blend of experience and skills at senior management and operational level across the public sector with over 50 years’ experience in public, private, police, NHS, Education sector and regulatory organisations.

The information governance agenda is a high priority for all public and private sector organisations.

A key incentive to comply is the reputational and financial damage to organisations by regulatory action from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO has the ability to issue monetary penalties of up to £500k, but this is due to increase from May 2018 to 20 million euros or 4% international turnover under the new legislation (General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Also, the Government imperative to develop better data contributions between social care agencies means the requirement to have effective information sharing agreements has never been greater. Improvements in safe care, more efficient services and greater transparency for citizens is the prize for better information sharing.

Our specialist areas of expertise are:

  • Data Protection Act
  • Caldicott Guardian
  • Senior Information Risk Owner
  • Education Sector
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Environmental Information Regulations
  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act
  • Human Rights Act
  • Records Management

Modules are taught using presentation plus exercises, Q/A sessions and discussions based on a wide range of scenarios selected to suit your organisation. By varying the complexity of the exercises and scenarios modules can be tailored to suit novices, those who need more in depth knowledge or specialist practitioners e.g. social workers or multi agency teams.

We can also provide tailored training in our areas of expertise which includes education, health, local government, police, housing, care homes and related NHS services.

BLS offers a complete and professional training service to help you achieve good practice in information governance and avoid the potential for significant monetary and reputational consequences.

For further information on training and workshops please email [email protected]

BLS’s years of experience in dealing with and managing information sharing issues has given us an extensive amount of knowledge and practical experience in the Data Protection compliance field.

We have collaborated with various professionals, listened to their requirements and realised that “one size” training does not fit all.

This resulted in the development of the Stay Compliant Training service containing a range of cost effective training options to support your organisation as you progress and build information expertise.
Our Stay Compliant team support numerous public authorities, Health and Social Care organisations, Charities and education establishments through training, specialist advice and guidance.

If there is anything you want to know about the service, or to sign up on one of our courses please email us – [email protected] or see the training pages for how to book online.

In the meantime, thank you for your interest.

The Stay Compliant team.

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