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May 17, 2018


Many of you are well on the way to getting yourselvse GDPR compliant – but if you are still struggling we have issued another document Issues to consider Issues to consider. Please note: BAPT is not providing legal advice here regarding Data Protection legislation. The Board is simply offering the information below, sourced from a BAPT Member, as prompts for you as a member to investigate and decide on your own procedures, for which you and/or your workplace will take responsibility. Here is the latest update issued to members which has useful information and links to various sources of further information:

BAPT Example Documents relating to that update:



Play therapy Consent

GDPR – Deadline 25th May 2018

The EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is a government regulation that comes into force on the 25th May 2018. It replaces the current Data Protection Act 1998. You will be a Data processor under these regulations if you hold data on your clients & their families. We can’t offer a step by step guide as this is an area with many possiblities and you will need to review this for your own individual circunstances, however we have issued the following document  to help you consider some of the issues you may need to review. Issues to consider regarding data protection BAPT UK 2018 1–  also look at the information on ICO website which has lots of information:

BAPT is offering a GDPR workshop on 28th April in London – information and to book

Can’t make that date, then have a look at a really good Webinar available to download from the following website aimed at Counsellors, Psychotherapists, private practice, Independent Practitioners and Trainers – On the website click on the GDPR resources button and then the Paypal link to purchase at just £12.11 for a copy to be sent to you. The website are also offering 2 further upcoming webinars, first focusing on CYP practitioners and the third is a recap toward the end of April.