Legislation

We sometimes need to use your personal information to meet our Legal Obligations as a Public Body.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of the legislation placing statutory duties on Essex County Council:

Adult Services

We need to use your personal information to meet our legal obligations under:

  • Care Act 2014
  • Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995
  • Carers and Disabled Children Act (2000)
  • Care Standards Act 2000
  • Community Care (Direct Payments) Act 1996
  • Court of Protection Rules 1994
  • Disabled Persons (Service Consultation and Representation) Act 1986
  • Domestic Violence Crime and Victims Act 2004
  • Enduring Power of Attorney Act 1985
  • Equalities Act 2010
  • Health Act 1999
  • Health and Social Care Act 2001
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Health and Social care Act 2012, 2014 and 1983
  • Health Service and Public Health Act 1968
  • Housing Act 1985, 1996 and 2004
  • Local Government Act 1972
  • Localism Act 2011
  • Local Authority Social Services Act 1970
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Mental Health Act 1983
  • National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990
  • NHS Act 2006
  • Public Health Act 1936 and Public Health Act 1961
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

View the Adults Services privacy notice.

Children's Services

We need to use your personal information to meet our legal obligations under:

  • Adoption and Children Act 2002
  • Apprenticeship, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009
  • Care Act 2014
  • Care Leavers (England) Regulations 2010
  • Care planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010
  • Childcare Act 2006
  • Childrens Act 1989 and 2004
  • Children (Leaving Care) (England) Regulations 2001
  • Children and Families Act 2014
  • Children and Social Work Act 2017
  • Children and Young Persons Act 1963
  • Child Poverty Act 2010
  • Chronically Sick and Disabled Act 1970
  • Contact with Children Regulations 1991 (SI1991/891)
  • Crime & Disorder Act 1998,
  • Education Act 1996 and 2000
  • Employment and Training Act 1973
  • Equalities Act 2010
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Housing and Regeneration Act 2016
  • Learning and Skills Act 2000
  • Local Government Act 1972
  • Localism Act 2011
  • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
  • Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016

View the Children's Services privacy notice.

Community Services

We need to use your personal information to meet our legal obligations under:

  • Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953,
  • British Nationality Act 1981,
  • Children Act 2004
  • Care Act 2014
  • Civil Contingencies Act 2004, the Localism Act 2011
  • Civil Partnership (Registration Provisions) Regulations 2005
  • Civil Partnership Act 2004
  • Consumer Credit Act 1974
  • Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 (SI 2000/2334)
  • Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
  • Coroners and Justice Act 2009
  • Employment Rights Act 1996
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Health & Social Care Act 2012
  • Housing Act 1996
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Local Authority Social Services and National Health Service Complaints (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009.
  • Local Authority Social Services and National Health Services Complaints (England) Regulations 2009
  • Local Government Act 1972
  • Local Transport Act 2008
  • Localism Act 2011
  • Marriage Act 1949
  • Marriage Regulations 2015
  • Population Statistics Act 1938
  • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
  • Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964
  • Registration of Births and Deaths Regulations 1987
  • Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
  • The Consumer Rights Act 2015
  • The Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969

View the Community Services privacy notice.

Corporate Services

We need to use your personal information to meet our legal obligations under:

  • Care Act 2014
  • Children Act 2004
  • Civil Contingencies Act 2004
  • Civil Contingency Act 2004
  • Data Protection Act 2018
  • Education Act 2002
  • Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969
  • Employment Rights Act 1996
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Freedom of Information act 2000
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Health and Social Care Act 2012
  • Housing Act 1996
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Local Government Act 1972
  • Local Transport Act 2008
  • Localism Act 2011
  • Money Laundering Regulations 2007
  • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
  • Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

View the Corporate Services privacy notice.

Education Services

We need to use your personal information to meet our legal obligations under:

  • Apprenticeship, Skills, Children and Learning Act (ASCL) 2009
  • Child Performance and Activities (England) Regulation 2014
  • Childcare Act 2006 and 2016
  • Children and Families Act 2014
  • Children and Young Persons Act 1963
  • Childrens Act 1989 and 2004
  • Crime and Disorder Act 1998
  • Early Years Foundation Stage (Learning and Development Requirements) Order 2007
  • Education (Admissions Appeals Arrangements) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008
  • Education (Non-Maintained Special Schools) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2015
  • Education Acts 1980 – 2011
  • Education (Provision of Full-Time Education for Excluded Pupils) England Regulations 2007(SI 2007/1870)
  • Education (Pupil Exclusions and Appeals) (Pupil Referral Units) England Regulations 2008
  • Education (Pupil Referral Units) (Management Committees etc.) England Regulations 2007
  • Education School Information (England) Regulations 2008 Regulation 8 of SI 2008/3093
  • Education and Adoption Act 2016
  • Education and Inspections Act 2006
  • Education and Skills Act 2002 and 2008
  • Employment and Training Act 1973
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Learning and Skills Act 2000
  • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
  • Provision of Education (England) Regulations 2008
  • Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR)
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
  • School Admissions (Admission Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2008
  • School Information (England) Regulations 2008
  • School Standards and Framework Act (SSFA) 1998
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014
  • Teachers’ Pensions Regulations 2010
  • Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998

View the Education Services privacy notice.

Environment and Transport Services

We need to use your personal information to meet our legal obligations under:

  • Acquisition of Land Act 1981
  • Bus Lane Contraventions (Penalty Charges, Adjudication and Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2005
  • Civil Contingencies Act 2004
  • Clean Air Act 1993
  • Control of Pollution Act 1974
  • Controlled Waste Regulations 1992
  • Countryside Act 1968
  • Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000
  • Electricity Act 1989
  • Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • Equalities Act 2010
  • Essex Act 1987
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2005
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Highways Act 1980
  • Housing Act 1996
  • Housing and Regeneration Act 2016
  • Local Government Act 1972
  • Local Transport Act 2008
  • Local Transport Act 2008
  • Localism Act 2011
  • Planning (Listed Building Conservation Area) Regulations 1990
  • Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
  • Statutory Instrument 2005 No. 2757
  • Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) order 2015)
  • Traffic Management Act 2004
  • Transport Act 2000
  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
  • Commons Registration Act 1965 and 2006

View the Environment and Transport Services privacy notice.

Legal Services

All of the above legislation may be involved in the provision of legal services.

View the Legal Services privacy notice.

You can see a list of the legal conditions we may rely on by looking at our full privacy notice.

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