Children and families privacy notice

The reasons we use your data

  • Assess the quality of our services
  • Comply with the law regarding data sharing
  • Equality monitoring
  • Evaluate and improve our policies on children’s social care
  • Financial transactions
  • Identification of families eligible for inclusion in Troubled Families Programme
  • Identify children as part of the CP-IS programme
  • Monitor and report on pupil progress
  • Prevention and detection of crime
  • Provide appropriate pastoral care
  • Regulatory, licensing and enforcement functions
  • Research including consultations
  • Service delivery
  • Service improvement and planning
  • Statutory requirements. For example: reporting to Government
  • Support pupil learning
  • Support these children and monitor their progress
  • Tracking of families included on Troubled Families Programme
  • Traded services
  • Troubled Families Programme payment by results claim
  • Troubled Families Programme spot checks

Why we are allowed to use your data

Legal obligation or public task under various UK laws including but not limited to:

  • Contract (traded services)
  • Local Safeguarding Children & Adults Boards Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/90)
  • Local Safeguarding Children Boards Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/90)
  • Mental Health Act 1983, 2007
  • Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities in England to Identify Children Not Receiving Education – February 2007)
  • The Care Act 2014
  • The Childcare Act 2006
  • The Children & Families Act 2014
  • The Children Act 1989, 2004
  • The Children and Social Work Act 2017
  • The Crime and Disorder Act 1998
  • The Education & Adoption Act 2016
  • The Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England) Regulations 2013
  • The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006
  • The Education Act 1944, 1996, 2002
  • The Education and Inspections Act 2006
  • The Education and Skills Act 2008
  • The Equality Act 2010
  • The Health & Social Care Act 2012
  • The Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Act 2015
  • The Localism Act 2011
  • The Localism Act 2011
  • The Mental Capacity Act 2005

Who we can share your data with

  • Adults social care
  • Children’s social care
  • Contractors providing education and IT services
  • Department for education and their agencies
  • Early help services
  • Education providers including early years providers, pre and post 16
  • Education providers
  • Elected members
  • Funding bodies
  • Government agencies. For example: DWP
  • GP surgeries
  • Health agencies
  • Judicial Agencies. For example: Courts
  • Judicial agencies. For example: Courts
  • Other Local Authorities
  • Other Local Authorities
  • Other youth offending teams
  • Police
  • Probation
  • Pupil referral units
  • Safeguarding boards
  • Safeguarding boards
  • School transport operators
  • Specialist teachers
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Substance misuse teams
  • Substance misuse teams
  • Voluntary sector partners
  • Youth offending service

When computers make any decisions about you

  • Under CP-IS, the data of looked after children or a child that has a child protection plan will automatically sent as an alert to NHS Digital

When your data gets sent to other countries

  • For liaison with courts or children’s services abroad


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