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Privacy notice – Leaving Care

​Information about how and when the Leaving Care Team processes personal information about you.​

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

  • NHS number

  • Family details

  • Lifestyle and social circumstances

  • Financial details

  • Housing needs

  • 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)

  • Immigration status

  • Medical history

Financial details

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)

  • Health agencies

  • Education providers

  • Other councils including international social services

  • Supported lodging carers

  • Fostering agencies, residential homes and semi-independent accommodation providers

  • MPs (via complaints)

  • Employment agencies

  • Housing

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

  • Ofsted inspection

  • prevention and detection of crime

  • planning to improve outcomes for children.