Data Protection Guidance

Templates for churches to tailor to their individual requirements


Data protection policy template

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Subject access requests

16.34 KB

Data breach procedure & forms

21.18 KB

Privacy notice & consent form template

14.12 KB

Useful sources of further information

Further information

Further information and advice about compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the GDPR can be obtained from: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF

The ICO provides a free telephone helpline: 0303 123 1113 (Monday to Friday 9-5) as well as a live-chat facility via their website. For more information about contacting the ICO please see

In November 2017 the ICO launched a new telephone service dedicated to small organisations and charities – to find out more see

You can also sign up to receive a monthly newsletter by email which contains the latest developments in data protection at


On these pages you will find information, advice and support for church leaders. This includes guidance on ministry, mission, training, safeguarding, financial and legal compliance.


Prayer is at the heart of our Union. The prayer calendar is a framework to help individuals or congregations pray for all our churches throughout the year.  Every Sunday evening several hundred people from our churches across Scotland join in our National Prayer Livestream.