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Adults and Children's Placement Application Process Privacy Notice

Last updated: Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Please note: the following notice provides additional privacy information to the Rochdale Borough Council privacy notice.

As part of the universities' commitments to raising the standards of social work practice, they ensure that all students are provided with statutory experience in both their first and second practice placements. Experience of statutory work is an essential preparation for undertaking the complex role of contemporary social work and is a key experience sought by future employers. Placements can be in a variety of work places including Rochdale Borough Council. The university's placement team is responsible for sending the placement application form to us and we are responsible for reviewing these applications and deciding if the placement goes ahead or not.

What personal information we collect

We collect personal information to make sure that we can carry out our work. The personal information we collect includes:

  • Name.
  • Address and contact details, including email address.
  • Health or medical records, including disabilities.
  • Attainment or educational data.
  • Employment data.

Who we collect personal information about

When we collect personal information it may be about:

  • Applicants
  • Students

How we use personal information

We use your personal information to:

  • Maintain accounts and records.
  • Process applications, requests and appeals.
  • Provide employment, education and training advice and support.
  • Provide social services.
  • Early years childcare and education.

Why we use your personal information

We're allowed to process personal and sensitive data for the following reasons under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Articles and the Data Protection Act:

  • Explicit consent of the individual

Who we share your personal information with

We collect information from and disclose information to individuals and organisations that can support our work including:

  • Council departments

When we make an automated decision about your personal information

This service doesn't make any decisions using computers or programmes that don't involve a human being when using your personal information.

How long we keep your personal information

We keep personal information collected as part of this process for a minimum of 1 year from the date of collection, or for an additional length of time if necessary.

When we transfer your personal information beyond the European Economic Area (EEA)

This service doesn't transfer your information outside the EEA.

We do not routinely share data with any organisation outside the UK, but our website is available across the internet and we communicate with applicants and stakeholders wherever they are.


To request your personal information and exercise your privacy rights please contact:

If you need to raise a concern to our Data Protection Officer about our use of your personal information, please contact:

Information Governance Unit
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU ​

We are registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner's Office.

Our registration number is Z5481774.