Details on how services use your information can be found under the service headings below and by following the links to the service specific privacy notices:
Youth Support Services:
for pupils aged 13 and over, schools are legally required to pass certain information to the provider of Youth Support Services in their area. This is the local authority support service for young people in England who are aged 13 to 19.
Education and training:
We hold information about young people living in our area, including about their education and training history. This is to support the provision of their education up to the age of 20 (and beyond this age for those with a special education need or disability). Education institutions and other public bodies (including the Department for Education (DfE), police, and probation and health services) may pass information to us to help us to do this.
We also hold information about children aged 2, 3 and 4 yrs old in connection with their entitlement for and take up of free early education and childcare funding. We check parents' eligibility for this funding through the national Eligibility Checking Service (ECS), where relevant based on information they provide, and pass this on to the parent's childcare provider to ensure the correct funding and level of service is delivered
We share some of the information we collect with the Department for Education (DfE) to enable them to; produce statistics, assess our performance, provide the necessary level of early years funding, determine the destinations of young people after they have left school or college and to evaluate Government funded programmes.
We may also share information with post-16 education and training providers to secure appropriate support for them. We may also share data with education establishments which shows what their pupils go on to do after the age of 16.
Children in need or looked after:
We collect and process information about children in our care and children to whom we provide services to, support these children and monitor their progress, provide them with pastoral care; and assess the quality of our services. We will not give information about children in our care to anyone without relevant consent unless the law and our policies allow us to do so.
We are required, by law, to pass on some of this information to the Department for Education (DfE) which uses it to; develop national policies, manage local authority performance, administer and allocate funding and identify and encourage good practice.
We collect and hold information about you so we can understand any needs you may have for personal care and support, provide you with advice, provide services or arrange for others to provide services to meet your needs and understand if you or others are at risk and take appropriate action.
We may not be able to help you or provide you with a service unless we have enough information, or in some cases have your permission to use your information. Many of our services are provided jointly with other organisations or provided by other organisations on our behalf. This means that we often need to share information in order to carry out assessments or arrange for services to be provided.
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs):
use information for research and statistical purposes, to develop, monitor and evaluate the performance of local health services. These statistics will not identify individual pupils. CCGs may also provide LAs with aggregated health information which will not identify individual children.
All Local Authorities have a duty to improve the health of the population they serve. To help with this, we use data and information from a range of sources to understand health, monitor mortality or care plans, plan, evaluate or monitor health and protect or improve public health. To find out more view the Public Health Privacy Notice.