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Council and Jobcentre Plus collaboration privacy notice

Privacy notice for the collaboration between us and Jobcentre Plus for care leaver services

Last updated: 26 August 2022

Next review: 26 August 2023

Who we are and what we do

The Council has various statutory responsibilities for Care Leavers in terms of the Children Act 1989, the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 and the Children and Families Act 2014.

Job Centre Plus and the London Borough of Waltham Forest Council are working together to provide an enhanced service to support young people leaving care into education, employment, and training.

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

Corporate Parenting Service

Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex
Forest Road
E17 4SU


Kobus Grobbelaar, Head of Corporate Parenting Service:

Information we hold about you

In order to provide the service to you the following information about you may be processed:

  • Name
  • Data of Birth
  • National Insurance Number
  • Address

Why we need your information and how we use it

The purpose and use of personal data is necessary to provide an enhanced service to assist you to claim and receive benefits you are entitled to.  Processing and use is also necessary to gain entry into education, employment, and training.

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.

Who your information will be shared with

Where you have given consent, your information will be shared with:

  • Job Centre Plus
  • Your GP / Community Doctor, Dentist, Substance Use worker, Mental Health worker, Sexual Health Clinic
  • Criminal Justice Services – e.g. Youth Offending Service (YOS), Probation Service, Police, Gangs Team

It may be necessary to share your information without your Consent in the Prevention and Detection of Crime and / or for the purposes of Safeguarding.

How long we will keep your information

The Council retains Care Leaver data for 75 years, in conformity with section 9(1) of the Arrangements for the Placement of Children (General) Regulations 1991.  Records held by Job Centre Plus will be subject to the Department of Work and Pensions retention periods. 

Our Data Protection Officer

Our Data Protection Officer is Mark Hynes. Email:

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

These are included in 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 complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)