Brighton & Hove city council is the data controller for purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and any UK laws supplementary to this, and is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under registration number Z5840053.

Brighton & Hove city council is 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 are processing your data

We are collecting and processing your data for the purpose of obtaining views of Carers in the city.

The Council provides care services as regulated by the Care Act 2014 and this survey is being undertaken under the lawful basis of a task in the public interest, with a view to informing the provision of better services.

There is a second lawful basis of consent and you are under no obligation to complete the survey, but by taking part in the survey you are consenting to the use of your data for this purpose.

We will hold your raw data until 30 September 2022, but if you say on the form that you are being hurt or harmed by anybody or you are extremely worried about your personal safety, we may refer some of your data to other Council Teams in order to safeguard your wellbeing.

This would be done under the lawful basis of legal obligation. In these cases, the data may be retained by these services for longer, depending on the nature of services the Council needs to provide.

Further information

You have the right to a copy of the data we hold on you upon request, along with an explanation of its purpose and who it is shared with if anyone.

As your data is collected on the basis of consent, you can withdraw consent and require that the data be deleted.

If you wish to exercise any of your information rights, please phone our Data Protection team on 01273 29 59 59 or send an email to

Brighton & Hove city council has appointed a Data Protection officer (DPO) in conjunction with East Sussex county council and Surrey county council. 

Contact the DPO.