Participant Information and Data Protection
Since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have received a number of requests for further information about how this impacts upon the collection, use and retention of participant information for educational visits. We have also received enquiries about how data protection applies to photographs of children.
We have therefore revised and expanded upon our guidance document 4.4j Participant Information and Data Protection, and made corresponding amendments to 3.2a Underpinning Legal Framework, 4.3d Parental Consent, 4.3e Safeguarding, 4.4h Using External Providers and Facilities, 5.3b Writing an Establishment Visit Policy and 6d FAQ Retention of Documents. We have also included a section about data protection in the new document 3.2i Contracts and Waivers.