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Foster Parents Privacy Notice

The purpose of processing

The purpose is to provide a safe place for the child to develop.

Data subjects

Foster parents
Fostered children
Other family members

Personal data

Contact details
Psychological assessment
Physical and mental health

How is it used?

To contact foster parents and prospective foster parents
To conduct assessments and review

Profiling and automated decision making

Not applicable.

GDPR condition relied upon for processing personal data:

Article 6.1 e - Exercise of official authority
Our purpose is established by statute in The Children Acts.

GDPR condition relied upon for processing special category data

Article 9.2 h - Provision of health or social care

Sharing of personal data with external recipients

The personal data we hold about foster parents and families is not shared outside the Council except where necessary to meet a specific legal requirement such as fraud and crime prevention or safeguarding.

How long is the personal data retained by the Council?

The personal data will be held for 10 years from the date of termination of approval.

Questions or concerns?

Please email 

Appeals to the Information Commissioner’s Office

If you are unhappy about the way we have treated your personal data, or feel we have not properly respected your data subject rights, you have the right to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and tell them about this.

You can also contact the ICO by phone on 0303 1231113.