Social Care privacy notice

How Social Care (Adults and Children) and Early Help/Troubled Adults use and share your data.

Child-friendly privacy notice

We have produced a privacy notice especially for children and young people, to explain how we use your personal information.

Wandsworth Children's Services child-friendly privacy notice

Using your data

Reasons for using your data:

  • Statutory requirements e.g. reporting to Government
  • Service delivery
  • Service improvement and planning
  • Regulatory, licensing and enforcement functions
  • Prevention and detection of crime
  • Financial transactions
  • Research inc. consultations
  • Safeguarding Children & Adults
  • Equality Monitoring Children’s Social Care
  • Support these children and monitor their progress
  • Identify children as part of the CP-IS (Child Protection – Information Sharing) programme
  • Early Help
  • Provide them with pastoral care
  • Assess the quality of our services
  • Evaluate and improve our policies on children’s social care
  • Identification of families eligible for inclusion in Troubled Families Programme
  • Tracking of families included on Troubled Families Programme
  • Troubled Families Programme payment by results claims
  • Troubled Families Programme spot checks
  • Equality monitoring

Why we are allowed to use your data

Legal obligation or public task under various UK laws including but not limited to:

  • The Children Act 1989, 2004
  • The Health & Social Care Act 2012
  • The Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Act 2015
  • The Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England) Regulations 2013
  • The Children and Social Work Act 2017
  • The Care Act 2014
  • The Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Mental Health Act 1983, 2007
  • Local Safeguarding Children & Adults Boards Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/90)
  • The Localism Act 2011
  • The Crime and Disorder Act 1998
  • The Welfare Reform Act 2012
  • The Childcare Act 2006
  • The Equality Act 2010 Consent – consultations, surveys, some consent-based research
  • Freedom of information Act 2000
  • Environmental Regulation 2004
  • Data Protection Act 2018
  • General Data Protection Regulation 2018

Sharing your data

We can share your data with:

  • National Regulators e.g. Information Commissioner’s Office, Ombudsman, Investigatory Powers Commissioner
  • Judicial Agencies e.g. Courts
  • Police
  • Childrens Social Care
  • Adults Social Care
  • Department for Education (for Children’s Social Care) and their agencies
  • Probation
  • Health Agencies
  • GP Surgeries
  • Housing & Housing Support providers
  • Education Providers
  • Other Local Authorities
  • Substance Misuse Teams
  • Education Providers including early years providers, pre- and post-16
  • Youth offending Service
  • Government agencies e.g. DWP
  • Safeguarding Boards
  • Voluntary Sector Partners
  • Prepaid cards providers
  • Direct Payment support services
  • Universities (social workers training)
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Disclosure & Barring Service
  • Domiciliary, Residential, Nursing Home and Day Care Care Providers
  • Transport / Community Link providers
  • Supported Living Providers
  • Elected Members & MPs (as your representative)
  • Contractors providing IT and research services
  • Funding Bodies
  • Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • Other departments within the Council

Using your data to make automated decisions

We do not use your data to make automated decisions.

Data sent to countries outside of the EEA

Generally, the Council will not process your personal data outside of the EEA. In exceptions where we do, we will ensure equivalent data protection controls are in place.

Troubled Families programme

There is a separate privacy notice for the Troubled Families programme, published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.