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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. 

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
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  • 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

Who are our Redaction and Scrutiny Trainers?

  • Reynold Leming
    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
  • Dr Inga Kroener
    Trainer & Consultant
  • Liz Taylor
    Trainer & Consultant
In House Redaction and Scrutiny 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.

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.

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

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.