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Ethnic Minority Achievement Team Privacy Notice

Last updated: Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Please note: the following notice provides additional privacy information to the Rochdale Borough Council privacy notice.

The ethnic minority achievement team was set up to combat the educational disadvantages experienced by particular groups. Specifically, it addresses the needs of pupils who have English as an additional language or who belong to ethnic minority communities.

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

Who we collect personal information about

When we collect personal information it may be about:

  • Pupils and students
  • Carers
  • Customer, service users and residents
  • Extended family, such as parents, children and siblings
  • Offenders

How we use personal information

We use your personal information to:

  • Commission services
  • Early years childcare and education
  • Maintain accounts and records
  • Process applications, requests and appeals
  • Provide employment, education and training advice and support
  • Provide services focussed on individual or family health
  • Safeguard the welfare of adults
  • Safeguard the welfare of children and young people

Why we use your personal information

We're required by law to combat the educational disadvantages experienced by particular groups. This is detailed in legislation and guidance including:

  • Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000

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 public tasks or statutory functions
  • With explicit consent of the individual
  • For employment, social security or social protection law
  • Substantial public interest

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
  • Partner agencies

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 25 years from the date of birth of the child or for and 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.