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Dai Durbridge

Dai is a Partner in the education team at Browne Jacobson solicitors and specialises in safeguarding. Dai provides advice and training to teachers and other education professionals on relevant legal and practical issues. 

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GDPR and your FAQs

From encrypting emails to gaining consent, we asked Browne Jacobson lawyer Dai Durbridge some common questions. 1. Encryption and password protection: what’s the difference and do we need to do it? Encryption – also known as end-to-end encryption – protects the email while it is passing from your...
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GDPR: your questions answered

We were inundated with questions at our recent GDPR conference. Browne Jacobson lawyer Dai Durbridge answers the most popular ones. 1. What are the implications of staff working remotely with access to confidential information? There is no reason why staff cannot continue to access personal and...
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Child Protection in Education: your top 5 questions answered

From safeguarding records and new KCSIE guidance to policies and risk assessment, lawyer Dai Durbridge provides answers to the most popular questions asked by delegates at our recent conference. 1. Does the duty of passing on safeguarding records when a child moves schools rest with the old school...
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Lawyers learn too: 5 reflections on Child Protection in Education 2016

With the outstanding London conference fresh in my mind, I thought I would offer five things I learned and useful and insightful snippets from last week. Serious Case Reviews (SCR) SCRs are changing but the recommendations within SCRs are something of a constant: better multiagency working more...
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