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Data protection

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.

Your rights

The Act gives you the right to:

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

Education requests

For requests about school records, you should make requests to the school concerned.

Where to find help

Write to:

Phil Orchard 
Data Protection Officer 
Nicholas Street

If you are not satisfied with how your request is handled you should write in the first instance to the Data Protection Officer.

Information Commissioner

The Information Commissioner's Office website provides a wealth of information and documents about data protection.