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Dai Durbridge


Dai Durbridge


About Dai

Dai specialises in advising schools and academies on all pastoral education issues, including admissions, exclusions, parental complaints, use of force and searching pupils. A recognised safeguarding expert, he regularly supports schools on complex safeguarding issues including handling disclosures of abuse, managing allegations against staff and parental consent.

Dai leads on all things GDPR, supporting schools and academies with the management of data breaches, drafting policies, procedures and privacy notices and delivering staff training. Dai has devised DPO foundation training and annual update training which has been delivered to over 400 school and academies Data Protection Officers.

He regularly Chairs Optimus Education’s conference and works with the organisation to co-delivers a range of safeguarding and data protection training. Dai is also a national coach and mentor for a number of DSL’s and DPO’s providing “invaluable” guidance and a “reassuring, safe place” where individuals can improve their knowledge and learn from best practice.

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