Volunteer Training Spotlight: Data Security Awareness

We offer a range of training and ongoing development opportunities for our volunteers. As part of this, we support volunteers to complete the Volunteer Learning Passport and provide evidence towards the completion of the National Volunteer Certificate. These Volunteer Training Spotlight articles highlight training courses which make up the Volunteer Learning Passport.

What is the training course about?

“This session has been designed to give you an awareness of the subject Data Security Awareness. It is important to remember that, as a volunteer, it is
not your role to deal directly with data security issues. It is, however, your duty to know when and how to report any potential concerns.”

Why is it important?

Data security has always been important. In fact, it is more important today than it has ever been, but it has become more complex and time-consuming
to manage now that technology is so central to the way we live. Technology and systems must be designed with privacy in mind to ensure the safe and effective use of information that does not pose unacceptable risk to our business or the people in our care. We all have a duty to protect people’s personal information in a safe and secure manner and share appropriately.


Is this part of the Volunteer Learning Passport?

Yes, it is part of the courses that make up the Volunteer Passport and contributes towards the National Volunteer Certificate.

How do I access training when the Involvement Centres are closed?

As we can’t offer face to face training currently, all volunteers can access the e-Learning for Healthcare website for free. We’ve created a step-by-step guide to help you sign up and get started as well as a video guide below. If you have any problems or are nervous in getting online, just let us know.

I need support to complete the training.

We would normally be offering a range of training options, unfortunately we’ve had to suspend face to face training in the Involvement Centres during national restrictions. We hope to resume this as soon as we’re able, but we have no estimate at this current time as to when this will be. If you need support in getting online or completing the courses on the e-Learning for Healthcare website get in touch with the Volunteering Team and we will work with you to support you as best we can.

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