Adolescent services privacy notice

Read our privacy notice for information on how we collect, store and process your data.

You are receiving support from Brighton & Hove City Council Adolescent Service, which includes the:

  • Adolescent Social Work team (Pod 10)
  • Youth Offending Service (YOS)
  • Substance Use and Sexual Health Service (ru-ok?)
  • Family First Team (FFT)
  • Extended Adolescent Service (EAS)

The council is the data controller for purposes of the Data Protection Act (2018) and The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 ("GDPR") and is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Brighton & Hove City council are committed to protecting your personal information. As a data controller we have a responsibility to make sure you know why and how your personal information is being collected in accordance with relevant data protection law.

Why we collect your data

We collect your data for the purpose of safeguarding children, and to offer services to support that. We have a lawful basis for processing for the reason of legal obligation, under the Children Act 1989 & 2004, the Children and Young Persons Act 2008 and Article 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998

We also have the lawful basis of performance of a task carried out in the public interest (Data Protection Act 2018 schedule 3, part 3, para 8; Working Together to Safeguard Children statutory guidance July 2018)

We have a lawful basis for processing special category data under the lawful basis of Substantial Public Interest (DPA 2018 schedule 1, part 1, para 2 (e), part 2, para 6 and 18)

Why we collect your data

Your data (information about you) may be shared with relevant professionals within the council or with associated organisations or service providers such as education or health.

Depending on your age and circumstances and whether we have concerns about your safety or the safety of others, we may need to share certain information with your parent/s/carers, teachers, social workers or others who need to know.  If in such cases, we will always try to tell you what we are doing. 

How long we will keep your data

We will not keep your data for longer than is necessary, subject to any legal obligations we have to retain the data, according to the Family Children and Learning Retention Schedule

Transferring Data outside the UK

Your information is not processed outside of the UK

Your information rights

Under GDPR you have certain rights concerning your information.

Check your rights in relation to your personal information.

How to get advice or make a complaint

Data protection contact information 

If you’d like to discuss your data protection rights, you can contact the Data Protection Team. Only use these contact details if you have questions about data protection and not for questions about other services. 

We also have a Data Protection Officer. Visit our data protection officer page to find their contact details. 

Please contact the Data Protection Team first if you have any concerns. 

You can then contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO is the national regulator with responsibility for ensuring compliance with data protection.  

Information Commissioner’s Office 

You can also contact the ICO for further information or to make a complaint.

You can contact the ICO:

  • on their website
  • by phone: local rate 0303 123 1113, national rate 01625 545 745
  • by post: Wycliffe House, Water Ln, Wilmslow SK9 5AF