Information for parents, children and young people about the personal data we hold and process, and your rights and access to records.
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you rights about how organisations handle data about you. You have a right to know if we are holding information about you, what information we process about you, what we are using it for and who we may share it with. This information is set out in a privacy notice. You can find these in the related documents section below.
You also have the right to have a copy of information held about you.
Why do we collect personal data?
The information you provide helps us to support your family and make sure that we meet our legal duties and responsibilities, for example to carry out an educational or social care assessment. We then use this data to:
- provide you and your family with appropriate services
- measure whether our services are improving life for children and families
- help us develop and improve our services
complete statistical returns to Government departments.
Storing your data
All information we record is stored securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The length of time we keep information varies depending upon different regulations. For example, we make keep the records of a child who has been in our care until their 75th birthday. If there are no specific regulations we may keep information for shorter periods.
For more information on the length of time we retain keep information see our Record Retention Schedule in the related documents section below.
The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)
- Privacy Notice - children's services (37KB)
- Privacy Notice - elective home education (37KB)
- Privacy Notice - School Workforce (local authority) (41KB)
- Children and Younger Adults record retention schedule (250KB)