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Residential services for children

We provide residential services for children in need of a safe home (sometimes called Children’s Homes). The council has a duty of care to children when we are acting as their corporate parent. Also, the Children's Homes (England) Regulations 2015 requires us to keep a record of information in relation to the quality of care that we provide whilst looking after a young person. We share information with other agencies in order to undertake our duty effectively.

We also keep personal data to ensure that our young people have a record of their history and memories in relation to their time spent in the home. We provide this information to the children during their placement and when they transition out of council social care.

Personal information collected:

  • Name
  • Address and contact details
  • Date of Birth
  • Health Information  
  • NHS Number
  • Education Information
  • Financial information
  • Identity information such as National Insurance Number, Passport and Oyster Card
  • Immigration documents
  • Referral/Assessment Information
  • Equalities information
  • Family/Relationship Information including addresses and details of family and friends
  • Information from the Local Authority from where you live and previously lived
  • Other Agencies Involved 
  • Housing Information  

Who we share information with

  • Police
  • Council Social Care teams for children and adults
  • Department for Education
  • Health Agencies (like the NHS or GPS)
  • Probation/Prison Services
  • Council Education Service
  • Third sector/Voluntary Agencies
  • Other Local Authorities
  • Other Children’s Homes
  • Ofsted
  • Council Youth Offending Service 
  • Judicial Agencies. e.g. Courts 
  • Home Office and immigration authorities

Legislation that applies

The Children's Homes (England) Regulations 2015

Children’s Act 2004

How long we keep your information

75 years after the child’s 18th birthday

 

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