Childrens Safeguarding Privacy Notice

This notice explains what personal information we hold about children, young people, their families and other people involved with them, how we collect, how we use and may share information about them.  We are required to give you this information under data protection law.

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We collect information in order to allow us to assess and support young people in line with our statutory obligations and also where parents have asked us to do so.

During our work we may collect the following information -

  • basic information (such as Name, Address, Dob, Gender) about the young person we are working with
  • Special Category information including medical information where this is appropriate of the child we are working with
  • information about the School life (such as attainment and attendance) of the child we are working with
  • information about the home life of the child we are working with and their family, including any previous involvement with the council, Social Services or its partner agencies
  • details of the parent/carer and family of the child we are working with
  • any information from services that work or have worked with the child or family

We will process this personal information in accordance with the following conditions in the GDPR - 

  • 6(1)(c) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject;
  • The Children and Families Act 2014
  • 9(2) (c) processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person where the data subject is physically or legally incapable of giving consent;
  • 9(2)(f) processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or whenever courts are acting in their judicial capacity;
  • 9(2)(h) processing is necessary for the purposes of preventive or occupational medicine, for the assessment of the working capacity of the employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services on the basis of Union or Member State law or pursuant to contract with a health professional and subject to the conditions and safeguards referred to in paragraph 3;
  • 9(2)(j) processing is necessary for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) based on Union or Member State law which shall be proportionate to the aim pursued, respect the essence of the right to data protection and provide for suitable and specific measures to safeguard the fundamental rights and the interests of the data subject

We will receive information relating to the child we are assessing and their family from, internal council departments, other agencies that have worked with you, your family, your care providers (if you have one) and anyone that has a concern about your welfare.

We may share your personal information with other council departments, schools, health professionals, your carers (if you have one) and other agencies that have been involved with you, where it is necessary to in order to support you.

We will also share information as part of the Child Protection Information Sharing Project. Please see the project specific privacy notice for details.

In line with our statutory obligations we will keep any work we do with you for between five and 100 years depending on the type of involvement we have with you or your family

Find out more on information our general privacy notice

If you would like to enquire about how your personal information is processed by us or wish to complain please contact –
Hull City Council
Data Protection Officer
Room 11 
The Guildhall

You also have the right to complain to the regulator –

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone - 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number

Visit the ICO website to contact by email