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Privacy Notice & Data Protection

Data Protection

With the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) in force from 25th May 2018, the BHSCP are confirming our data protection. The GDPR replaced the Data Protection Act 1998. See more about the new Data Protection Regulations here.

The BHSCP is a Data Processor.  We are hosted by Brighton & Hove City Council, which is our Data Controller and we use their training, guidance and policies: 

Safeguarding Partnership are not subject to FOI (Freedom of Information) requests.

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Statutory organisations have their own policies for data protection and processing. Contact your own safeguarding lead.

Privacy Notice

The BHSCP is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Through this privacy notice we have sought to be as transparent as possible to fully explain how your personal information is held and processed. This notice explains how we collect, use and share your information and how we keep it and how we keep it secure.

This privacy notice also explains when and why we collect personal information about people who engage or come into contact with us, whether via our learning and development offer, those whose children have been subject to Child Safeguarding Practice reviews, through our learning and improvement case reviews, or Child Death Overview Panel.

Information collected about you

We only collect personal data that is absolutely necessary for our training function as you enroll on a course, and any information we collect about you will be in accordance with data protection laws and other statutory obligations we are bound to follow, such as around learning and improvement case reviews.

Why we need your information

We need your personal data in order to provide you with learning and development or our BHSCP newsletters.  We will only collect personal that is absolutely necessary and any information we collect about you will be strictly in accordance with the data protection law and other statutory obligations which we are bound by. For the purposes of CDOP and Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews/Local Learning Reviews, we have strict data protection and retention practices in line with the council who host us. We are bound by statutory guidance in the information we obtain for case reviews and child deaths.

Information for those who work with children and their families 

Good information sharing between professionals is vital in relation to child protection.  National Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews show that children can be seriously harmed or die when professionals don’t share information.  Professionals should always seek agreement to share information when it is right to do so and where this does not place a child or adult at risk.  However, if there is no agreement, or if information is seen as “third- party”, this should NEVER be used as an excuse for not sharing information, holding a professional’s meeting or having a conversation with a fellow professional when there are good reasons to be worried about risk to a child.