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Care leaver mentorship programme privacy policy

Privacy notice for care leaver mentorship programme.

Last updated: 23 November 2022

Next review: 23 November 2023

Who we are and what we do

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 introduced a new duty on local authorities, to provide Personal Adviser support to all care leavers up to age 25, if they want this support. The aim of leaving care services is to support care leavers so that they can live successful independent lives.

The purpose of the Care Leaver mentorship programme is to provide care leavers with a responsible adult who can act as a mentor in supporting young people as a trusted mentor.  The Council has partnered with the charity Family Action, to provide this mentoring service to care leavers in the borough.  Family Action’s privacy notice.

If you have questions regarding this service or our privacy practices, you can contact us by e-mail or in writing at the address below:

Corporate Parenting Service

Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex
Forest Road
Walthamstow
E17 4SU.

Contact 

Kobus Grobbelaar, Head of Corporate Parenting Service: Kobus.grobbelaar@walthamforest.gov.uk

Information we hold about you

The following types of Personal Data may be shared with the Council’s partner organisation, Family Action in order to provide the mentoring service to you:

  • Name;
  • Contact details, including email, telephone number and postal address;
  • Date of birth;
  • Employment information, Occupation;
  • Healthcare Information;
  • Care experience information that might impact the ability to form relationships;
  • Ethnicity information;
  • Disability information.

Family Action may then gather further information from you. See what data Family Action gathers and view their privacy notice.

Where you consent to do so we may take your photo or record a video of you participating in a Care Leaver workshop or event.  We may then, with your consent, share this on Instagram.

Why we need your information and how we use it

The information that will be shared with Family Action will be to enable them to make contact with you and to provide you with mentoring services that are relevant to you and cater for your individual needs.

The lawful basis for the processing

Your data will only be processed on the basis of your consent.  You can withdraw your consent at any stage by contacting the Corporate Parenting Service using the above details.

The statutory responsibilities of the Council for Care Leavers are set out in the Children Act 1989, including through amendments made by the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 and the Children and Families Act 2014.

Who your information will be shared with (if applicable)

The Council will share your data with our partner organisation, Family Action, in order to provide the best service to you. 

We will not share your data any further without your consent.

How long we will keep your information

Care Leaver data is retained for 75 years, in conformity with section 9(1) of the Arrangements for the Placement of Children (General) Regulations 1991.

Photos and videos shared on Instagram will be kept on the social media platform for one year to increase awareness of activities in a year with a view to increasing participation.  At the end of the year these will be deleted manually.

Our Data Protection Officer

Our Data Protection Officer is Mark Hynes. You can contact him at Data.Protection@walthamforest.gov.uk.

Protecting your information

Please see the relevant section of the Corporate Privacy Notice.

Your information choice and rights

Please see the relevant section of the Corporate Privacy Notice.

Complaints and contact details

Please see the relevant section of the Corporate Privacy Notice.

Information Commissioner’s Office

If we’re unable to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).