CPDP Membership

Joining the CPDP Membership gives your organisation 15% off our standard training programme through the year.

Pay an annual fee of £1,700 and get up to 3 delegate spaces on the next ten of our 2.5-hour training sessions, which covers approximately one year, and are priced at £200 each.

Your organisation will get 15% off bookings for extra attendees too.

You’ll also get access to a private CPDP Members area of this website, where all the slides, guidance notes, and templates from the training sessions will be uploaded, so you can find them all in one place.

Why join the CPDP membership?

Being a CPDP Member means you and your organisation can access training and documents in a friendly and supportive group, at a great-value price.

We pride ourselves on being warm and approachable and you won’t find us sneering at organisations who have any struggles with data protection but want to get it right.

[Disclaimer: There may be some sarcasm about huge companies who don’t seem to care about doing the right thing and should know better!]

Clare Paterson

Our Director, Clare Paterson, has over 20 years of experience in quality assurance and risk management, including ten+ years specialising in data protection and 12 years in a large housing association. Clare launched CP Data Protection to offer accessible, real-world advice and training that supports rather than scares you. 

What do people say?

“Clare’s approach is brilliant, she has extensive knowledge of how to carry out internal audits, but backs it up with relevant real life examples. The course was fun, informative and relaxed, the perfect formula.”

Nathan - Data Governance Manager

“Clare offers pragmatic and clear advice. Her expert knowledge makes it easy to navigate complex DP issues. She is a valuable resource.”

Rebecca - Information Governance Manager/DPO

“I worked with Clare whilst she put into place a comprehensive GDPR training and policy refresh for my organisation. Clare is organised, reliable and knowledgeable. Her presentations and policy work are excellent quality and she brings a warm and professional manner to all her work. Clare is generous with her time and knowledge and is a pleasure to work with – I highly recommend her.”

Naomi - JWA

“Clare is friendly, professional and flexible. She applies her expert knowledge to provide practical examples that you can apply to your working day. Nothing is too much or too big of a question, I can’t think of a time I asked Clare a question that she didn’t know the answer to. I always come away from a conversation with Clare with a clear answer and never left confused. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Clare for the past 3 years and hope there are many more to come.

I first met Clare when she provided training to my colleagues and I at a previous organisation, I came away thinking what an interesting subject Data Protection is. I think that shows how amazing her training style truly is – not many people come out of a Data Protection Training session and decide that’s the career path they want to take! I love Clare’s approach to training, it’s not death by PowerPoint; she takes the time to talk things through and always applies examples specific to the audience’s job role.”

Laura - Orbit

“Clare’s warm and friendly approach encourages other colleagues and teams to interact to a greater extent on the topics of Information Governance, which in return improves the overall service quality and compliance levels for the organisation.  I am confident Clare’s skills and abilities would be of huge benefit to any organisation looking to improve their Information Governance posture and maturity levels.”

Chris - IT Service Match