GDPR for Schools and Small Businesses

About Us

Expert Data Protection Support

Firebird is an independent company that specialises in helping the education sector and small businesses comply with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018, by providing expert advice, training, audits and outsourced Data Protection Officer services.

Amber Badley, Founder and Director, holds a Masters Degree in Information Rights Law and Practice; has 19 years experience in the Data Protection field and over a decade as a Data Protection Officer. 

Amber is the Data Protection Officer for many organisations in the South West, which includes small businesses, Charitable Trusts, Primaries, Colleges, Special Schools, Independent Schools, and Academies and offers a wealth of knowledge and experience of data protection in this area.

Testimonials from our customers


“Absolutely worth every penny! We will definitely be purchasing this service again next year” Headteacher, Primary School, East Devon

“Amber Badley is so much more than just a Data Protection Officer.  She has provided us with a complete GDPR service"

Business Manager, South Devon

Firebird prides itself on delivering expert and practical support whilst keeping compliance simple!

Data Protection and GDPR Support

Data Protection Resources

Summary of important GDPR changes

Need to learn about the legislation quickly? Firebird has created a series of free resources to help bring you up to speed!

Our Services


We offer a range of support packages to suit your needs and budget!

Conferences and Masterclasses


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Working with the Department for Education (DfE)

Member of the Data Protection Group - led by the DfE

Firebird is an active member of the Data Protection Working Group, led by the Data Modernisation Division of the DfE


Firebird provides free resources and support to the Data Protection Group alongside other education experts

Working in partnership with Babcock Education


Firebird delivers Data Protection Officer services to Devon and Cornwall schools through Babcock LDP

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