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Sharing information on children and young people

The way we collect and use information is explained in privacy notices. There are two main notices that relate to children and young people:

Families and children will normally be provided with privacy notice information when they begin receiving a service from the council. For example, when registering at a Child and Family Centre, or when receiving support from a council service, for example, a Locality Team.

Children of school age will normally be provided with privacy notice information at the same time as they receive other material, for example, as part of a school brochure or induction pack.

Privacy notices explain why information is shared between organisations, such as between schools and the County Council or with the Department for Education. 

The notices also explain what rights people have under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 in regards to their data, for example requesting copies of information.  Young people over the age of 12 normally will be considered able to exercise rights on their own behalf.