Data protection ensures that information held about you is processed in accordance with the rights provided in the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 sets the legal framework for how we collect, handle and process personal data, and gives you the right to find out what information we hold about you, to check they are correct and to require us to amend them if necessary.
The Act gives you the right to:
- Be told whether we are processing personal data about you
- See the information which we hold about you
- Prevent processing which will cause you damage or distress
- Prevent processing for marketing purposes
- Require amendment or correction of information which is wrong
- If you want to find out what information we hold you need to make a Subject Access Request
Requests for information
We will need proof of your identity; there is also normally a fee of £10.
Within 40 calendar days of receiving the proof of identity and fee, we will supply you with the information requested or explain why we cannot.
Social services requests
For requests about school records, you should make requests to the school concerned.
Where to find help
Data Protection Officer
If you are not satisfied with how your request is handled you should write in the first instance to the Data Protection Officer.
The Information Commissioner's Office website provides a wealth of information and documents about data protection.