Privacy notice – Leaving Care
The Leaving Care Team provides mentoring for looked-after children and care leavers, and lead on the provision of careers advice and work traineeships for care leavers. We have the lead responsibility for corporate parenting and forming a children-in-care council.
We provide case management for children who have been in public care, and support their transition to adulthood from the age of 16 up to age of 25.
What information we collect
Name and contact details
Social care ID
Lifestyle and social circumstances
Case file information
Personal appearance and behaviour
What 'special types' of personal data we need from you
Physical or mental health details
- Racial or ethnic origin
Religious or other beliefs of a similar nature
Social care support outcomes
Criminal proceedings, outcomes and sentences
Offences (including alleged offences)
Care leavers may need to access their savings, and we will transfer money into their bank account.
Care leavers may also get money from their setting-up-home grant. Again, this will be paid into their bank account.
Agencies we might share your information with
Police, youth offending team and probation
Commissioned partners (voluntary and statutory)
Other councils including international social services
Supported lodging carers
Fostering agencies, residential homes and semi-independent accommodation providers
MPs (via complaints)
Why we process your data
The main reasons for which we use personal data are:
safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
assessment and intervention to inform provision of services
administration of financial arrangements
service delivery and improvements
prevention and detection of crime
planning to improve outcomes for children.