Information Governance Auditing

Stress-free completion of the Information Governance Toolkit

The completion of the Information Governance Toolkit is a laborious task; one that requires the creation or gathering of evidentiary documentation, the drafting of complex responses to indicator requirements, and the administrative task of uploading information into the online tool. There is always a huge sigh of relief when the upload is complete and the submission is made!

However, in order to demonstrate on-going compliance with the Information Governance Toolkit (IGT), organisations should undertake audits of Information Governance compliance in-year. Undertaking such audits enables organisations to retain a Level 2 compliance (where performance is considered satisfactory), and, for some indicators, will allow movement up to a Level 3 rating.

Words Worth Reading Ltd has a wealth of experience in supporting organisations to meet the Information Governance requirements and in enabling them to demonstrate that they are auditing internal processes and staff compliance with Information Governance standards.

We offer a robust internal audit service, where the Words Worth Reading Ltd team undertake the recommended Information Governance audits on behalf of organisations, presenting the outcome of the audits in a formal document and, where necessary, creating action plans to address any potential areas for improvement.

What will the audit focus on?

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  • Staff compliance - Handling personal information
  • Staff compliance - Transfer of personal information
  • Staff compliance - IT access procedures
  • Staff compliance - Mobile working
  • Staff compliance - New processes and procedures
  • IG training completeness
  • FOI or subject access request procedures
  • Data collection and validation

Our audit service is a quick, efficient and cost effective way to ensure compliance with the IGT standards in-year. It enables Information Governance leads to understand how well internal protocols have been embedded and provides a focus for any required intervention.

Our focus on Information Governance means we have the internal expertise to undertake and process the audit results quickly, intelligently, and in a way that is meaningful to your organisation.

For further information on how we can support you with your Information Governance audit, give us a call on 01206 266766 or contact us via email Alternatively, complete the contact form.