Why choose us to provide your data protection training?

Our training is designed to make your life easier because we know what it’s like to work in-house and the challenge of implementing data protection. Our sessions provide tips and toolkits you can use in your own work, all explained in a clear and practical way, with a friendly and relaxed approach.

Our director, Clare Paterson, has over 20 years of experience in quality assurance and risk management, including around 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, and is especially passionate about helping values-led organisations fulfil their purpose and build trust with customers and other stakeholders.

Live and Interactive Online Training

Click the links for more information about the sessions, and to book your space.

CCTV camera mounted on a home

Domestic CCTV, Ring Doorbells & ASB Masterclass with ASB Consultancy, Janine Green & Associates || Wed 13th Sept 2023

Community Safety Officers and Housing Managers often have to deal with the complex legal issues around ASB that involves domestic CCTV such as Ring doorbells, so we’re bringing two expert consultancies together to present this masterclass – ‘CP Data Protection’ and ‘Janine Green & Associates ASB’.

Together we explain the legal considerations, the risks, and recommendations in a clear and pragmatic way, and delegates will receive a copy of the presentation materials for future reference.

Feedback from the last time we ran this training include:

“My questions have been answered very well, thank you”

“Thank you both – Fab course” 

“As both a tenant and working at SCH it’s been eye opening! thank you”

“Great training by Clare Paterson and Sharon Murphy – thank you so much ladies, we all really enjoyed the morning with you.”

This masterclass costs £99 (+VAT) per attendee. We will invoice you after you make your booking. You can cancel within 7 days of booking for a full refund. Please see T&Cs here.

*The Hive is a free group, for anyone interested in data & purpose || Monthly online sessions || Join the LinkedIn Group to stay up to date

On-demand Online Training

Click the links to see both our free and paid-for on-demand training

EDI (Equality diversity & inclusion) meets privacy/data protection || Proudly co-hosted with Kathryn Paylor-Bent of Consult Seated || 1 hour long video plus slides & templates

Free on-demand training videos available on YouTube

– [7 mins] Supporting colleagues through menopause while respecting their privacy

– [20 min] Supporting colleagues through menopause while respecting their privacy

– [37 mins] Purpose & Data Alignment 

– [40 mins] How to send Emails lawfully

– [33 mins] The Purpose Paradox & Its Solution – is this Data Protection by stealth?

In-person Training & Events

The Hive Live – building on the success of The Hive, the free online group where we discuss all things data, especially personal data, in housing & other purpose-led sectors, we are proud to announce the first in-person, all-day event || Cosford Air Museum, Shropshire || Monday 25th September 2023 || 20% off for bookings before 31st July 2023

Subject Access Requests – A Toolkit for Employment Law Advisors (for MBL Seminars) || 7th Nov 2023 in Manchester || 16th Nov 2023 in Birmingham || 4th Dec 2023 in London

In-house Bespoke Training

In-house training can be tailored, and available to book, to suit you.

Contact us to ask about in-house training sessions based on our existing training offers, or on any other data-related topic.

Previous Training

Click the links for more information about previous sessions, and let us know if you’d like us to run them again.

CCTV in Social Housing || Thursday 24th November 2022

EDI (Equality diversity & inclusion) meets privacy/data protection || Proudly co-hosted with Kathryn Paylor-Bent of Consult Seated || Wednesday 7th December 2022

How Records Management helps prevent cyber-attacks (& recover from attacks) || IRMS Annual Conference 2023 Manchester || May 2023

What do people say about CP Data Protection training?

“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.”

“Clare is fantastic and engaging. The training helped with the way I look at giving advice especially getting to the bottom of why we need new projects, procedures. Also helps with having those conversation with those involved, to help them and us make sure that what they are doing will help the organisation. I would recommend this training to everyone.”

“I really enjoy the Hive sessions, you’ve got it just right. It’s a great place for people to share experiences in what can be a lonely world. Particularly enjoyed today’s session as I have little experience with FOIA but gave me some good tips to start shouting about. Thank you.”

Fab session, always good to hear Clare’s logical advice and thoughts on Data Protection.

“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.”