What service is being provided?
Essex Legal Services Children and Education Services offers legal advice and support for children and their families.
What personal data do we need from you?
Name and Contact Details
Case File Information
Lifestyle and Social Circumstances
Employment and Education Details
Student and Pupil Records
What 'special types' of personal data do we need from you?
Physical or Mental Health Details
Racial or Ethnic Origin
Offences (including alleged offences)
Religious or other beliefs of a similar nature
Criminal proceedings, outcomes and sentences
Who will be using your personal data?
The Data Controller is Essex County Council
The Data Protection Officer for Essex County Council can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What will it be used for and what gives us the right to ask for it and use it?
Prevention and detection of crime and fraud
Research – we will only used anonymised data for research purposes, and will only use your personal data for research with your consent
If we cannot use your data we could not provide the statutory functions for the Authority.
Our legal basis for using your personal data is under a legal obligation and is necessary for a task in the public interest.
Our legal basis for using your special personal data is under Social Security and Social Protection (Social Care) and Substantial Public Interest.
Who else might we share your data with?
Department for Education
Youth Offending Service
Children's Social Care
Judicial Agencies (eg Courts)
Other Local Authorities Social Care
Will your data be stored in or accessible from countries with no UK-equivalent Privacy Law protections?
How long will your data be kept?
We will stop using your data after the case is closed.
Your data will be deleted 75 years for looked after children, 100 years for adoption cases and 35 years for any other type of case after we stop using it.
Our use of your data will be subject to the following legal rights:
- Your Right to be Informed
- Your Right to Access your personal data
- Your Right for us to Rectify your personal data
- Your right to Restrict the use of your personal data
We may also receive personal information about you from others:
This is who is giving us your personal data:
Other Local Authorities
Other statutory Agencies
Members of the Public
This is not a source of personal data open to anyone.
Visit the following links for more information about Privacy Law, our obligations and your Rights:
The ICO Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation 2016
The General Data Protection Regulation 2016
If you have concerns over the way we are asking for or using your personal data, please raise the matter with our Data Protection Officer by the following means:
|Postal Address||Data Protection Officer, Information Governance Team, Essex County Council, County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM11QH|
|Phone Number||0333 013 9824|
If you still have concerns following our response you have the right to raise the matter with the Information Commissioner's Office:
For our full privacy notice: