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Information governance

Information governance is a legal framework which is made up of a set of requirements, standards and best practices to keep compliance with the law when handling and sharing information.

The framework involves legislation and guidance including:

Information governance is designed to deal with issues such as confidentiality, privacy, data security, consent, disclosure and access to records. It is everybody's responsibility to know how Information Governance affects their role and to put this into practice.

Advice and guidance
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If you cannot find the answer to your question from the information provided on each of the Information Governance pages, schools should contact their Data Protection Officer (DPO). If your school has purchased the DPOaaS from SPS or Cantium Business Solutions please email or call 0208 0501387 or 07487 264222.

The Information Commissioner's office is the UK's independent body who upholds information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. It monitors the UK GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and makes sure that organisations fulfil their legal responsibilities under the Acts.

For information specifically aimed at schools, please take a look at the Information Commissioner's website, which is full of useful guidance.

KCC contact email address (Please note: KCC cannot officially advise on information governance matters as we are not your data controller):

Freedom of Information enquiries, email

Data Protection enquiries, email

Information Governance enquiries, email