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Commissioning Services for Children's Social Care Privacy Notice

Last updated: Friday, 17 August 2018
Please note: the following notice provides additional privacy information to the Rochdale Borough Council privacy notice.

Our commissioning strategy for children and young people sets out how we will commission services to ensure that children, young people and their families are enabled to improve outcomes and life chances. We are responsible for specifying, commissioning, planning, delivering and evaluating the impact of the services we provide such as Independent Fostering and Private Residential Care.

We commission services that meet the needs of all children and young people including the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children and their families. We work closely with partner agencies to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

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
  • Age and date of birth
  • Identifiers such as National Insurance number, passport number, driving licence number, vehicle registration number
  • Gender
  • Photographs
  • Health or medical records including disabilities
  • Crime or offending information
  • Attainment or educational data
  • Financial information such as bank details
  • Ethnicity or nationality

Who we collect personal information about

When we collect personal information it may be about:

  • Children
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Carers
  • Offenders

How we use personal information

We use your personal information to:

  • Maintain accounts and records
  • Promote the services we provide
  • Provide social services
  • Commission services
  • Undertake investigations and audits

Why we use your personal information

We're required by law to commission service for Children. This is detailed in legislation and guidance including:

  • The Children and Young Persons Act 2008
  • The Childcare Act 2006
  • The Education Act 1996
  • The School Standards and Framework Act 1998
  • The Children Act 1989

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:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • For a public task or statutory function
  • For the performance of a contract
  • Legal proceedings such as obtaining advice and defending legal rights
  • Health and social care

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
  • Other public bodies and authorities
  • Schools and higher education providers
  • Ombudsman and regulatory bodies
  • Partner agencies
  • Service providers

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 75 years from the date of birth of the Child, 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.