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Privacy notice – Attendance

Information about how and when the Attendance team processes information about you.

What we do

The service is underpinned by the Lewisham’s Children and Young People’s Plan and focuses on improving and maintaining attendance and engagement in school at all key stages, including transition points. 

The service will use the legal process to enforce attendance, we are aware of the causal factors that may contribute to irregular attendance. With safeguarding in mind, the service provides interventions with a holistic view of needs and resilience factors, often working in partnership with partners and support agencies. This includes social care, SEND, police and health professionals.  

The service has responsibility to deliver statutory duties on behalf of Lewisham Council. These include:

  • tracking and preventing children missing from education

  • enforcing and licensing child employment and performance

  • the administration of penalty notices

  • the investigation and implementation of statutory attendance enforcement

  • a register audit at each school on an annual basis.

What information we collect from you

We may collect:

  • name

  • address

  • date of birth

  • ethnicity

  • NHS number

  • relationship Information

  • health Information

  • Department for Education

Agencies we might share the information with

We may share the information with:

  • police

  • DWP

  • health agencies

  • education providers

  • Department for Education.

Why we process your information

  • Service delivery

  • Service improvement

  • Prevention/detection of crime/fraud

  • Service planning.