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Privacy notice – Looked-After Children

Information about how and when Looked-After Children processes personal information about you.​

What we do

The Looked-After Children (LAC) service provides case management for looked-after children whose care plan stipulates that they will not be returning to the care of their original family.

What information we collect

We may 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 do we need from you?

We may also collect your:

  • 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

  • medical history.

Agencies we might share the information with

We may share your data with:

  • police, youth offending team and secure units

  • commissioned partners (voluntary and statutory)

  • health agencies

  • education providers

  • other local authorities including international social services

  • supported lodging carers

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

  • ministers of parliament (via complaints).

Why we process the information

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/detection of crime

  • planning to improve outcomes for children.