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Children’s Safeguarding and Family Support Privacy Notice

Children's Safeguarding and Family Support Privacy Notice

Telford & Wrekin Council Children’s Services are collecting your personal data to enable the best possible advice, care or support to be provided and to meet the statutory requirements under the Children Act 1989 and 2004, wider legislation and Article 6 (1)(c) & (e) and 9 (2)(c), (g) & (h) of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018 or equivalent United Kingdom legislation.

Telford & Wrekin Council will not share any of your personal data collected with external organisations unless required to do so by law. However, there may be occasions where we request further information from key third party organisations such as Health or Provider organisations. For further details on the Council’s privacy arrangements please view the privacy page on the Council’s website.

This privacy notice applies to Children’s Services, for example; all services sitting within Children’s Safeguarding and Family Support.

The Children Act 1989 and 2004 places a duty on us to work closely with partner agencies to ensure the best level of care is delivered to our children and families.

Download our children and young person's information leaflet how we use your information.

Information we collect:

  • name
  • address
  • date of birth
  • ethnicity
  • nationality
  • NHS Number
  • relationships information
  • health information
  • referral/assessment information
  • relevant case information
  • contact details
  • other agencies involved
  • financial information
  • risks
  • next of kin
  • family history
  • immigration status
  • prosecution information.

Agencies we might share the information with:

  • health agencies
  • Department of Work & Pensions (DWP)
  • Department for Education and Education Services (via unique Pupil Reference Number)
  • courts, the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice
  • the ombudsman
  • safeguarding boards
  • housing agencies and providers
  • other council services
  • consultants employed by the Council
  • Police
  • Probation
  • Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Youth Offending Service
  • voluntary sector and charities
  • careers advisors
  • other Local Authorities
  • private care providers
  • direct payment support services
  • substance misuse services
  • fostering network
  • Office of National Statistics (ONS)
  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

Please note this list is not exhaustive and may be added to as and when required.

Purpose for processing
To facilitate our duty of care, service improvement, prevention/detection of crime/fraud/safeguarding issues, service planning/research.

Use of your NHS Number in Children’s Services
If you are receiving support from Children’s Services then the NHS may share your NHS number with Children’s Services. This is so that the NHS and Children’s Services are using the same number to identify you whilst providing your care. By using the same number the NHS and Children’s Services can work together more closely to improve your care and support.

We will use this Number to share appropriate information across a number of support services including GPs, hospitals, community matrons, district nurses and social care practitioners.

Last updated: 09/03/2021 15:46