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Privacy notice – Fostering, Support and Development

Information about how and when the Fostering, Support and Development Team processes personal information about you.​

What we do

Our fostering service helps find and support families for fostered children across the borough.

What information we collect

The information we collect from you may include:

  • address

  • date of birth

  • ethnicity

  • family details

  • case file information

  • relationships information

  • health information

  • Disclosure Barring Service check

  • household composition

  • lifestyle and social circumstances

  • other agencies involved

  • financial information

  • employment and education details

  • NHS number.

Agencies we might share the information with

We may share the information you give us with:

  • health agencies

  • Lewisham Adoption Agency

  • DWP

  • police

  • schools

  • children's social care (other local authorities)

  • fostering and adoption agencies (including independent and voluntary agencies)

  • city, district or borough councils

  • Disclosure Barring Service

  • OFSTED

  • Department for Education

  • other countries of residence

  • personal referees

  • employers.

Why we collect information

We collect information from you for:

  • service delivery

  • service improvement and planning

  • prevention and detection of crime and fraud