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Redaction and Scrutiny Training: All you need to know

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Redaction and scrutiny training covering all you need to know. Are you involved with redaction or scrutiny work, if so this is the course for you. This course covers the basics of understanding requests whether they are SARs or request for info.

Course Overview

This one day course starts at the point after you’ve logged the request and once you have all the information in front of you; and covers what is entitled, considerations of what is being asked for and the appropriate redaction per scenario. This course covers legal privilege, and two identical requests from different parties. Making a mistake, double checking / proof reading and buddying. The course also covers grey areas, risk and escalation and the consequences of releasing  information alongside a practical redaction and discussion.   This course is led by Emily Overton, also known as RMGirl who has a wealth of experience in the field.

Who should attend?

This course is for anyone who is new to redaction and scruntiy or requires a refresher or a professional that has experience of the role. Delegates might also include Records Managers/Officers, Subject Access Request Officers, Information Governance Professionals and their deputies, Data Protection Officers or anyone working in this role. 


Course Programme

9.15 - 9:30Welcome Aims & Objectives for the course

9.30 - 11:30Basics of understanding the request and who is asking
- Who is entitled to what
- Fraser and Gillick Competency
- Section 212/ Old 29 Police Requests
Court Orders
- Considerations of what is being asked for
- Excessive information and Large requests
- Speeding up / Keeping within timescales
11.30 - 11:45Refreshment break
11.45 - 13:15Appropriate redaction
Tips on redaction and avoiding mistakes
Dealing with:
- Third Party Information
- Another data subjects information, Legal Privilege, Blanks
- Two identical requests from different parties
13.15 - 14:00Lunch
14.00 - 15:15Making a mistake
- Double Checking / Proofing / Buddying
- Complacency
Staying effective
- Grey Areas
- Risk and Escalation, Understanding Risk
- Making a mistake, Harm and Impact
- Who is your escalation and what to do
- Professional Role; SIRO / Caldicott Guardian role
- Data Breaches
15:00 - 15:15Refreshment break
15.15 - 16:15Release of information
Practice Redaction and Discussion
16.15 - 16:30Close and finish
Course Dates

Virtual TrainingTuesday 12th May 2020Places Available
Virtual Training Wednesday 27th May 2020Places Available
BelfastThursday 18th June 2020 Places Available
GlasgowThursday 24th September 2020Places Available
LondonTuesday 20th October 2020Places Available
ManchesterFriday 4th December 2020Places Available

Cost               £375 + VAT per delegate (Lunch provided)


  • Great Course. I really enjoyed the redaction discussions, sharing scenarios and being able to openly discuss experiences, worries and concerns.
    Governance Adminstration Assistant - Cross Keys Homes.
  • Great Course. Scenarios and exercises were really good. Would highly recommend.
    Subject Access Request Officer

Want to know more about our Trainers?

Our Trainers are amazing, between us we have over 100 years of experience. Read more about our trainers here.

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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 point for each course attended.