GDPR Support for Partners

The application of the GDPR to the education sector means that organisations selling into the sector need to be aware of the implications both for their customers and themselves.
We can provide a range of products and services that companies can provide alongside their existing portfolio, but we can also provide advise about meeting your own responsibilities.

Bringing It All Together

The reach of GDPR is perhaps surprisingly long. It has been a topic of discussion across the global trading community for some time. This is because any firm trading with a country that has implemented GDPR needs to be able to demonstrate that they are managing data in a compliant fashion.

For companies that deal directly with the education sector there is also an opportunity to bring an additional service into your portfolio. The regulatory status of data protection means that if you choose to offer your own service, you need a high level of confidence in your own expertise.

GDPR Sentry can offer you that confidence without the investment in time and training. In addition the Sentry system an be provided alongside of products you deliver. We are confident that the Sentry system is far and away the most effective system for managing GDPR compliance.

We offer attractive commission rates on all of our products and services.

The Sentry System

Cloud Based Compliance Management

Scalable to Any Size

The Sentry System is the compliance hub for any education establishment. It’s a modular system than can build up to match the organisation structure.

The Sentry System has been designed to make the task of managing compliance easier. It does this by providing step by step forms to record incidents, log SARs and document data mapping and even deliver awareness training to staff.

For some customers the problem is larger and more complex. they need to be able to get a clear picture of how the the different parts of their are getting on, but also be able to jump in and provide support at the appropriate time. The Sentry System is setup to provide the balance of collaborative working while keeping access to information to only those who need it.

Using Sentry means that each part of an organisation follows a consistent approach. Our new alerting feature means that the data protection lead gets a heads up if a breach or a SAR is logged and a reminder to ensure that the work is completed on time.

What it includes

  • Breach Management
  • SAR management
  • Data Mapping and Suppliers
  • DPIA
  • Staff Training
  • Global Administrator Role
  • Users contained to one site by default
  • Trust level operational and compliance dashboards

DPO & Helpdesk Services

Expertise on call

The right sort of help

With a level of complexity due to different pieces of legislation and potentially large bodies of students and staff, question about the detail of data protection can come up at any time. It can be hard for any one member of staff to try and cover all of the bases at once.

This is where GDPR Sentry can help. Our DPO helpdesk is staffed by people with experience in data protection, education and education systems. This means that no matter how obscure the question the team will be able to dig in and provide support.

Depending on how you want to manage data protection, we can offer an on-demand consultancy service, support to an existing DPO or outsource the entire DPO function.

Service Models

  • Outsourced DPO: We provide full support including annual audits, 24/7 incident support, documentation and procedures.
  • DPO Support: Support for nominated members of your team for any data protection issues, working days or 24/7 options available
  • DPO Helpdesk: Incident based support for when you need additional expertise

Auditing Services

Keeping Track

More than box ticking

Your customers are putting a good deal of work is going into reaching the new standards. The next question is how well are they doing on that journey? Auditing is one method to get answers to this question, but not all audits are the same.

We specialise in being able to evaluate whether processes and procedures are being followed in addition to whether they are in place. Being independent we can ask searching questions without disrupting critical working relationships.

The nature and scope of an audit programme would be agreed with you upfront with results coming back in a report format along with critical actions and recommendations.

Service Models

  • Surveillance Programme: Structured visits with a set agenda
  • Due Diligence: A detailed programme covering process and practice including readiness assessment
  • Investigation: Where there has been a significant breach or concerns have been raised and end to end review of the procedure

Training Courses

Building Your Expertise

Relevant Content

We can provide training that is delivered to your customers, but also training for your own staff to ensure that they are aware of their own responsibilities.

The course content varies from straightforward awareness all the way up to customised course to enable someone to take up the role of a data protection officer.

For partners who offer training services we can deliver alongside your own people within programmes you have established for your customers.

Delivery Options

  • On-site Delivery: We bring the training to you. It often the only way to be able to get all the people together who need to be trained
  • Off-site Delivery: We are happy to arrange a suitable venue to meet your requirements

Coming Soon

  • Our own training centre
  • Online delivery

Project Support

Help When You Need It

Clearly Defined Tasks

In and among the day to day tasks of managing GDPR compliance there are some that can take a huge amount of resource. If your customer is going through major changes then they’ll need a programme of work to adapt their compliance programme. Where there is a major system development you need to undertake a data protection impact assessment, or you may be trying to figure out how to reduce the frequency of breaches.

We can provide expert support for these type of projects. People who have experience in education, in data protection and in school systems.  We’ll scope a project out and then agree a schedule for delivery.

Types of Project

  • Data Protection Impact Assessments
  • Complaints & Investigations
  • Due Diligence
  • ICO Inspection Preparations

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