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.

Purposes and lawful basis of processing

We are collecting your data for the purpose of delivery of a group work intervention aimed at improving parental relationships.

We have a lawful basis for processing this data under 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)

Special category data is being processed under the lawful basis of Substantial Public Interest (DPA 2018 schedule 1, part 2, para 18)

Who we will share your data with

Your data may be shared with Tavistock Relationships which is the accreditation and supervision organisation that will accredit the facilitator for this group programme.

If there are any safeguarding concerns these will be shared with the appropriate professionals.

How long we will hold your data (retention)

We will hold your data for no longer than two months from the last session of the group unless there are safeguarding concerns, when they will be kept in accordance with the Retention Schedule for the FCL Directorate.

Transferring data outside the European Economic Area

Your information is not processed outside of the European Economic Area.

Your information rights

  • Under GDPR you have certain rights concerning your information.
  • For further information on your rights visit our website.

Further information

  • If you would like to discuss this further please contact our Information Governance Team on 01273 29 59 59 or The council also has a Data Protection Officer, who can be contacted via our website.
  • You can also contact the ICO for further information or to make a complaint:
    • Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF
    • Phone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number
    • Email: ICO Report a concern on the ICO website