The Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency (NIGALA), have adopted Metacompliance policy management software to increase awareness of secure information sharing principles and target staff with relevant communications and policies. NIGALA are a 'voice' for children who are subjects of public law and adoption proceedings before the courts in Northern Ireland. It is essential that sensitive information relating to individual’s cases is handled using data protection principles and that staff are aware of their data handling duties. Metacompliance is the UK leading provider of automated policy management and user awareness solutions, it enables the targeting of only relevant policies to key staff and ensures communications are accepted and understood.
Declan McAllister, the Head of Corporate Services at NI Guardian ad Litem Agency gave the following statement regarding the decision:
“Metacompliance will enable NIGALA to manage key communications to staff in a focused and efficient manner, ensuring staff get the information they really need to read. In a highly pressurised environment working with children there is a great deal of information being shared. Thanks to Metacompliance staff will only get the key corporate information that is meant for them.”
Metacompliance Managing Director Robert O’Brien was delighted to welcome NIGALA to Metacompliance’s growing customer base explaining:
"As an organisation which holds sensitive information relating to children, NIGALA has demonstrated that it takes its data handling responsibilities seriously by adopting a best practise approach to Information security and staff awareness. We look forward to working with them to make compliance easier”.
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The Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency
The Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency are a 'voice' for children who are subjects of public law and adoption proceedings before the courts in Northern Ireland. The guardian ad litem is an independent officer of the Court who is experienced in working with children and families. Under the Children (NI) Order 1995, a guardian ad litem is appointed to safeguard the interests of children who are the subject of Court proceedings. This may be either adoption or care proceedings.
Metacompliance has a focus on enabling organizations to deliver user awareness and compliance in a cost effective manner. The company develops software for the Private and Public sector that automates the increasing demands of IT Assurance regulations and the related user awareness requirements that have become a significant burden on modern business. The company has developed a suite of products that can be matched to the information assurance maturity of a customer’s workforce. These products have extensive functionality in the area of Policy Management, Third Party Compliance Management, Incident Reporting and Risk Management. MetaCompliance solutions meet the requirements of all sizes of organisations, in terms of complexity and scale.