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Caldicott Guardian Training: All you need to know

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Caldicott Guardian Training covering everything you need to know.


What is a Caldicott Guardian?
“A senior person, preferably a health professional, should be nominated in each health organisation to act as a guardian, responsible for safeguarding the confidentiality of patient information.” This recommendation was accepted and since 1998 every NHS organisation has been required to have such an individual in post. From 2002 local authorities were required to appoint a Caldicott Guardian to ensure that confidential information was protected well and shared wisely in social care. The role has since spread to other organisations in health and social care, and in associated sectors including prisons and the Ministry of Defence (A Manual for Caldicott Guardians 2017).


Our Caldicott Guardian training course covers all you need to know, whatever your experience or knowledge is. For more advanced Caldicott Guardian training, check out our Caldicott Guardian Training: Deep-dive Course for a more in-depth look at the Caldicott Guardian role.


Caldicott Guardian Training Overview

Are you a new Caldicott Guardian (CG) or need a refresher? Then this is the right training course for you. This one day, in depth course that takes you through the role of the Caldicott Guardian the Caldicott Guardian principles, and/or staff who work in support of the role. We cover role specific topics, and walk through the challenges of information sharing for direct care as well as the relationship between the Senior Information Risk Owner, Data Protection Officer and the Information Governance team. We will look at best practices for reporting to the Board or Governing Body and implementing the Caldicott reviews across the organisation.  

Who should attend?

This course is for Caldicott Guardians that are looking for an introduction course to the Caldicott Guardian role.  Delegates would include Information Governance Professionals, Caldicott Guardians and their deputies, Data Protection Officers or anyone working in support of the Caldicott Guardian role

Caldicott Guardian Training Programme

9.15 - 9:30Refreshments and Registration
9.30 - 10:00Welcome and goals for the day
10.00 - 11:30The Caldicott Principles.
Strict need to know basis means..
The role of the Caldicott Guardian and responsibilities
Working Relationships; Caldicott Guardian vs Senior Information Risk Owner(SIRO) & Data Protection Officer (DPO).
Support for the Caldicott Guardian
National Data Reviews and the Data Security Standards.
What is the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.
The importance of Leadership in the Caldicott Guardian role.
11.30 - 11:45Refreshments
11.45 - 13:00What do you think is 'good' Information Governance?
How does 'good' Information Governance contribute to a great service for all?
Internal Information Governance Structure. Information Governance Groups and who should attend.
Caldicott Logs
Data Quality
13.00 - 13:30Lunch
13.30 - 14:45Scenario: Data Breach – Inappropriate Access.
What can you do to protect yourself?
The Legal Framework.
What is Personal and Special Category Data?
14.45 - 15:00Refreshments
15.00 - 16:30Scenarios: Sharing Information
Sharing for Direct care, Subject Access Request, Disclosure, Public Interest.
Discussion; Anonymisation, Pseudonymistion and Encryption.
What the Caldicott Guardian did next?
16.30Summary and Final Questions
Caldicott Guardian Training Dates

LocationDay DateAvailability
Virtual TrainingTuesday 7th April 20203 Places left
Virtual TrainingWednesday6th May 20203 places left
NewcastleTuesday 2nd June 2020Places Available
London Tuesday 14th July 2020Places Available
Manchester Thursday 10th September 2020Places Available
London Thursday 24th September 2020Places Available
Leeds Thursday 1st October 2020Places Available
Manchester Tuesday 17th November 2020Places Available
London Friday 27th November 2020Places Available


  • The background reading, handbook and case scenarios were very useful.
    Caldicott Guardian
  • Learning about the Caldicott Guardian role and how it overarches many aspects of Information Governance, Data Protection was really informative. I liked the fact that the agenda was fluid.
    Caldicott Guardian
  • I enjoyed learning about the working relationships between the SIRO, DPO and IG leads. Well presented course. Would highly recommend.
    Caldicott Guardian

Who are our Caldicott Guardian Trainers?

  • Ralph has spent nearly two decades working at the intersection of privacy, security and risk management. He believes good information governance adds business value to achieve business objectives and return on investment.

    Ralph O'Brien
    Trainer & Consultant
  • Debbie is a passionate and motivated information governance professional with more than 34 years’ experience in the Public Sector.

    Debbie Topping
    Trainer & Consultant
In House Caldicott Guardian Training - Also Available

Leadership Through Data provide bespoke training courses that are custom made to your needs. Bespoke courses provide an exclusive learning and development opportunity which is cost effective.

If you did not find the course you are looking please contact us and we can discuss and design the right course for you. For a no obligation quote, email or call 07931566007 or 01206 807267

All prices include the attendance of 15 delegates, a course workbook, additional reading, slide handouts, an LTD delegate folder, a pen and a CPD certificate. If booked in advance, we offer a 4 week after care package.

Q & A

When will I be advised of the venue location?

Exact location are sent out via email, two weeks before the course, we would therefore advise you not to book accommodation until the venue is confirmed.

What happens if the course is cancelled?

We will always offer you another course date, to ensure you don’t miss out however, if you are unable to attend further dates, we will offer you a refund. See full terms and conditions.

Do you offer any course discounts?

Yes we offer a 10% discount if you book multiple people from the same organisation, at the same time.

Will I get a recognised qualification?

As part of our accreditation with the CPD accreditation group, you will receive 6 CPD points for each course attended.