Privacy policy: Child employment

Who To Contact

Data Protection Officer
Knowsley Council
Westmorland Road
Huyton
L36 9GL

Who will own my data once I submit it?

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

Why do you need my information?

There are laws governing the employment of school aged children, as a statutory function, in order for a school aged child to be employed a licence is required. Without this information there is a risk that an employer will not be insured against accidents involving the child.

What allows you to use my information?

It is an offence to employ a school aged child without notifying the local authority. In order to ensure the safety and well-being of all statutory aged pupils the local authority is governed by the following legislation and will use your information to ensure that all laws surrounding child employment are being adhered to.

  • Children and Young Persons Act 1933
  • Children and Young Persons Act 1963
  • Children (Performances and Activities) (England) Regulations 2014 
  • Child Employment legislation were founded in 1933 Children and Young Persons Act and Knowsley Byelaws

Who will my information be shared with?

Employers; Parents; other Local Authorities, the Police.

Do I have to provide this information and what will happen if I don’t?

Yes, information is a statutory requirement. It is illegal for any child of statutory school age to have a job without a work permit. This is because there is legislation that ensures that children in employment are not exploited, are employed safely in suitable roles and that their education and health do not suffer.

There are restrictions governed by employment laws, therefore legislation needs to be adhered to and failure to do so can result in prosecution.

How long will you keep this data for and why?

Work permits are stored for 21 years.

How will my information be stored?

There are secure filing and electronic systems in place in order for information to be stored securely.

Will this information be used to take automated decisions about me?

No.

Will my data be transferred abroad and why?

No.

What rights do I have when it comes to my data?

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the following rights with regards to your personal data: -

  • The right to subject access – you have the right to see a copy of the personal data that the council holds about you and find out what it is used for
  • The right to rectification – you have the right to ask the council to correct or remove any inaccurate data that we hold about you
  • The right to erasure (right to be forgotten) you have the right to ask the council to remove data that we hold about you
  • The right to restriction – you have the right to ask for your information to be restricted (locked down) on council systems
  • The right to data portability – you have the right to ask for your data to be transferred back to you or to a new provider at your request
  • The right to object – you have the right to ask the council to stop using your personal data or to stop sending you marketing information, or complain about how your data is used
  • The right to prevent automated decision making – you have the right to ask the Council to stop using your data to make automated decisions about you or to stop profiling your behaviour (where applicable)

To find out more about your rights under the GDPR, please visit the Information Commissioner’s website.
 
To request a copy of your data or ask questions about how it is used, contact:-

Data Protection Officer
Knowsley Council
Westmorland Road
Huyton
L36 9GL
Or email: Inforights@knowsley.gov.uk

Who can I complain to if I am unhappy about how my data is used?

You can complain directly to the Council’s Data Protection Team by writing to: -

Data Protection Officer
Knowsley Council
Westmorland Road
Huyton
L36 9GL
Or via the Have Your Say website.

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office using the following details: -

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45
Website: www.ico.org.uk