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Important Notice Re: Data Protection and Safeguarding

Following recent requests to local Dorset Maintained schools, we are providing the following guidance to ensure a standard response is used.

If a member of the public contacts you regarding whether or not particular children attend your school and they request this information under GDPR regulations, please respond with the following if you have any concerns about the validity of the request or the identity of the requestor: 

Unfortunately we are unable to confirm or deny whether the children in question attend our school.

This is basic guidance in response to possible safeguarding concerns. These requests should be considered by your Data Protection Officer on a case by case basis.


Thank you.

17 Oct 2019

Ian Wallace
Schoolsnet on Nexus
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