Last updated: Thursday, 23 May 2019
Please note: the following notice provides additional privacy information to the
Rochdale Borough Council privacy notice.
Rochdale Additional Needs Service (RANS) helps children and young people with additional needs or disabilities to either develop the skills to become independent and active members in school and their community, or receive support to manage their physical impairments and complex health needs.
We work closely with children and young people, families, settings/schools and other agencies. We provide advice, guidance, assessment, support, teaching and training as appropriate to need.
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:
- Address and contact details
- Age and date of birth
- Attainment or educational data
- Ethnicity or nationality
- Health or medical records, including disabilities
- NHS numbers
Who we collect personal information about
When we collect personal information it may be about:
- Pupils and students
- Extended family, such as parents, children or siblings
- Service users
How we use personal information
We use your personal information to:
- Provide Early Years childcare and education
- Provide support and services to children and young people with additional needs
- Provide support and services to children and young people with disabilities
- Commission appropriate services
- Safeguard the welfare of children and young people
- Maintain accounts and records
- Provide advice and training
- Undertake investigations and audits
- Manage complaints and allegations
Why we use your personal information
We're required by law to [safeguard children]. This is detailed in legislation and guidance including:
- Education Act 1996
- Education Act 2002
- Learning and Skills Act 2000
- School Standards and Frameworks Act 1998
- Disabled Persons Act 1986
- Children and Families Act 2014
- Special Education Needs and Disability Regulation 2014
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
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
- Customers and their families
- Schools, higher education and training providers
- Partner agencies and service providers
- Health and healthcare organisations
- Other public bodies or authorities
- Housing associations
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 25 years from the child's date of birth, 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.