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CHS Information Security Policy Published 31 March 2015

This policy sets out CHS’ approach to protecting our corporate information from information security threats, whether internal or external, deliberate or accidental.

Information is one of Children’s Hearings Scotland’s (CHS) most valuable assets and must be adequately protected against loss or compromise.

CHS will take steps to ensure that information is safeguarded from unauthorised use, modification, disclosure or destruction, whether accidental or intentional. CHS will also ensure that information is available when required to those authorised to access it and that we meet our regulatory and legislative requirements. The requirement to keep information secure will be balanced with the need for CHS, Area Support Teams (ASTs), Clerks to the AST and their teams, panel members and the Children’s Panel to operate effectively.

The scope of this policy includes all information owned by or entrusted to CHS to support operational processes in relation to the operation of the National Children’s Panel. This is inclusive of, but not limited to:

  • Information that is the intellectual property of CHS
  • Personal information relating to employees of and volunteers of CHS
  • Staff and volunteers, IT systems, manual systems, tools, utilities and data used in the functioning of the organisation

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