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Data Protection Services
Keeping data safe in the digital age
GDPR is coming are you ready?

Under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), schools will need to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO).

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How to get in touch
24 Mar
See the attached contact booklet to find out all the contact points for your Traded Services
School signage during COVID 19
24 Mar
Please view the attached guidance on school signage
Scam around Free School Meals
24 Mar
Schools have already reported that parents and carers of children in receipt of free school meals are being targeted by fraudsters. Fraudsters are targeting families, emailing parents and carers with messages such as ‘ If your child is entitled to free school meals send your bank details to the school and they will help with funding while the school is closed’. The email contains links for the parents to follow if they want to receive the this funding – these links are fake. This is a scam. Please share this information with parents and carers to make them aware of this scam.
School meal provision
19 Mar
Dear Head Teacher I wish to assure you that we will be continuing to provide all children attending your school with a meal. This extends to a packed lunch for Free School meal children in isolation (FSM not UISFM). From next week it will essentially be business as usual. Your meals will continue to be prepared/delivered as before. If you have a Free School meal pupil in isolation it will be the schools responsibility to ensure that pupil receives their packed lunch. Menus may well be different, but I’m sure you’ll bear with us in this ever-changing situation. The meals service will also be extended over the Easter Holidays to ensure all children continue to have a midday meal. We will be working towards preparing packed lunches in a small number of our larger production kitchens and delivering them direct to your schools. We will be making the necessary arrangements over the next week and will keep you updated on progress. This will reduce the amount of contact for Caterlink and School staff in accordance with government guidelines. If you have not already provided Caterlink with your estimated meal numbers please contact Jane Woolf If you have any other queries please don’t hesitate to contact me, With kind regards Cathy King Asset Management & Property Services Gloucestershire County Council 6th Floor, Block 5 East Shire Hall, Westgate Street Gloucester GL1 2TG Tel: 01452 328834 Mobile: 07770 522954
Safeguarding Training
18 Mar
In light of the current Government Guidance, the Safeguarding Children Executive has taken the decision to postpone all multi-agency and single agency training including school/early years visits for a period of 2 months. However we are still here to support and offer guidance on safeguarding matters. If you buy into traded services and you would like to take this opportunity to have your single central record checked then please do feel free to email your Single Central Record to the team at gsep@gloucestershire.gov.uk (using Egress Switch). During this time we are working on skeleton staff, so if you telephone the office it may take us slightly longer than normal to return your call. We do have an answer machine and any messages left will be picked up daily and passed to the appropriate team. Alternatively you can email any school/early years queries to gsep@gloucestershire.gov.uk. If concerns relate to a child who is at immediate risk of harm, please contact the MASH on 01452 426565.