Getting People Housed using Data Protection Law Training

Basic Human Rights are breached by many homelessness services and the services can’t even see the problem with it.

For those who want to give real power to people affected by homelessness over their own lives and the services they depend on, Data Protection Law provides an open goal.

This training covers the rights that individuals have when they use homelessness services, how these rights can give them real control and choice over the service they receive, and how they can hold poor homelessness services to account.

The training also covers the essentials for frontline workers to comply with the law and protect the dignity of those they set out to support, and also looks at how data protection law can force services to give genuinely person-centred offers of support.

On completion of this course you will have:

  • An awareness and basic understanding of the Data Protection Act 2018.
  • An understanding of the legal definitions of Fair and Lawful Data Processing, Special Category Data, the Rights of Individuals, Data Security and Data Breaches.
  • A practical understanding of how requesting client records can be used to help them get housed and give them real power over their own lives and the services that they depend on.
  • Simple measures that frontline staff can implement to safeguard the rights of their clients and reduce the risk of data breaches

Who is this course for?

This course will be suitable for new and experienced frontline workers and volunteers as well as managers of services that regularly have contact with homeless people.

Costs, date and venue

The course costs £20 per delegate The course will be delivered on Zoom so delegates will need adequate IT equipment and internet connection to participate in the course.

The training course runs from 9am to 4pm. Upcoming dates for this training are;

  • Wednesday 26th January 2022

Cancellations within 7 days of the course date will not be refundable, but places can be rolled over to alternative dates.

Email training@justus.org.uk to book your place (once you have read the terms and conditions), along with your name, whether you are self-funding / attending from a third sector organisation / statutory organisation and the postal address you would like the course materials to.

The invoice will include details on how to pay.

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