Privacy policy: Pause Project – Adult and Children Social Care

Who will own my data once I submit it?

Knowsley Council

Why do you need my information?

The Council is undertaking work to understand how outcomes may be improved for women who have had repeated removals of children from their care in Knowsley. 

This work is part of an exercise which aims to identify women who have experienced, or are at risk, of repeat removals of children from their care. This involves research into Knowsley Council’s Social Care case files to understand the issues arising for this group. This information will be analysed to identify if any further support can be provided to this group of service users. 

What allows you to use my information?

The legal basis for sharing this data and information is:

  • Section 10 of the Children’s Act 2004.
  • Data Protection Act 2018.
  • Section 2 (5) of the Local Government Act 2000 in order to ‘better assist children who have or are likely to become looked after children and is done on the basis of improving effective service delivery’.

Who will my information be shared with?

The personal data of individuals and families will be pseudonymised and will only be shared between Knowsley Council and our processors Pause. 

How long will you keep this data for and why?

The work will be completed within 3 months and the data will be deleted by Pause when the work is completed.  The data will be retained by Knowsley to inform any further work delivered as a result of the scoping exercise.  

How will my information be stored?

The information will be stored securely on Knowsley Council IT systems. 

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

No the information will not be used to make automated decisions.

Will my data be transferred abroad and why?

Data will only be stored and processed within the UK.

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

You have the right under data protection legislation to request a copy of your information and to know what it is used for and how it has been shared. This is called the right of subject access. In addition you have the right to the following:

  • to have your information corrected if there are inaccuracies or if the information is incomplete
  • to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances in accordance with applicable law
  • in some instances, to object to your personal information being used at all due to special grounds relating to your particular situation - however, there may be compelling reasons why we may need to continue using your information even in these circumstances
  • to be told if your personal information is lost and if, as a result, your privacy and rights may be at risk.

To request a copy of your data or ask questions about how it is used, please download a copy of our form and send it to: -

Data Protection Officer
Knowsley Council
Municipal Building
Archway Road
Huyton
Liverpool
L36 9YU

Or email: data.protection.officer@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
Municipal Building
Archway Road
Huyton
Liverpool
L36 9YU

Or email: data.protection.officer@knowsley.gov.uk

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