Keep it in the family: SARs and children

Subject access requests are one of the biggest challenges in the data protection world. Subject access requests involving children magnify that challenge. Parents can make requests on behalf of their children (most of the time) but this is far from a simple matter. It’s often in the interests of children and young people for their parents to get access to personal data, but SARs can also become a weapon in disputes that have nothing to do with the child.

This is a practical, entertaining course that covers all the main issues and risks associated with dealing with requests involving children and young people. We’ll look at conventional requests for a young person’s data, situations where parents are at odds, and requests made by young people themselves.

All of these questions and more will be answered in this entertaining and practical course.


  • Checking identity and capacity

  • Who has the right to make a request for data about children?

  • Parental responsibility and court orders

  • Divorce and separation

  • When the child is looked after by the local authority

  • Educational data

  • Requests made by young people

This course is also available either as a recorded session or a live in-house session.

2.00pm, 2nd October 2023

£150.00 + VAT (live)

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