Data Protection Training

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With the changes in Data Protection Law the Birmingham Methodist Circuit will be running training for it's officers, ministers and staff, as well as for the leaders of it's 36 churches. Read on for more information about that training.

Data Protection Law Change (GDPR)

The law has recently changed with regard to Data Protection and so in line with that Birmingham Methodist Circuit is undergoing a review of it's procedures including those already in place and those that are needed for the new legislation. This is all being done in line with advice from our Data Controllers, TMCP (Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes), and we expect the review and updates to our processes to be in place for the most part by the end of August 2018.

Our Training

Training Material

We will be providing training on data protection for those who are part of our circuit in the form of five identical training sessions. This will include covering the basics of data protection and how to keep people's data safe, as well as advice on working within the new GDPR legislation which has just come into force.

Training Dates

The dates for these training sessions are:

  • Training Session A - Tuesday 17th July - 2pm - 4pm at Selly Oak Methodist Church
  • Training Session B - Monday 23rd July - 10am - 12noon at Lozells Methodist Church
  • Training Session C - Saturday 4th August - 10am - 12noon at The Church at Carrs Lane
  • Training Session D - Thursday 9th August - 7-9pm at Solihull Methodist Church
  • Training Session E - Tuesday 14th August - 7-9pm at Acocks Green Methodist Church

Please note that you only need to attend one of these sessions.

Training of Ministers, Lay Staff and Circuit Officers

It is compulsory for some of our Ministers, Lay Staff and Officers of the circuit to attend one of these training dates. Those for whom this is the case will be contacted.

Training and Support for Churches

The above training dates are also for people from our thirty seven churches and is our offering to support the trustees of each church in becoming compliant with current legislation including GDPR. Please get in touch using the details below if you are a church who would like to send people to the training.

Booking Training

Please note that BOOKING WILL BE NECESSARY to attend the above training. To book please phone or email Tom Milton and reserve your place on 07875 379 460 or by email by clicking here.

Local Ecumenical Partnerships

If you are one of our churches which is in a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP) then we would be happy to help and advise your on Data Protection and the new legislation. We understand that you will need to do this in conversation with all of the denominations in your partnership. Please do get in touch.

Other Help and Support

If you have any questions or queries about Data Protection within Birmingham Methodist Circuit or if you are part of one of our churches and have a query then please contact Tom Milton our Communications Officer on 07875 379 460 or click here to email him.

Data Protection Training