Last updated: Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Please note: the following notice provides additional privacy information to the
Rochdale Borough Council privacy notice.
Reducing youth crime is central to building safer communities and to tackle the problem of social exclusion. We work closely with the probation service, the police, and the health service to tackle the problem of offending antisocial behaviour by young people. We're a multi-agency unit that aims to work effectively with others to reduce the level and impact of youth crime in Rochdale borough.
An important part of the team’s work involves providing pre-sentence reports to court to decide on suitable sentences and supervising a range of court orders that help young people avoid further offending. We also provide a range of services to the court, young people who have committed offences, their families and the community in Rochdale borough including victims.
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:
Who we collect personal information about
When we collect personal information it may be about:
- Victims of crime
How we use personal information
We use your personal information to:
- Maintain accounts and records
- Crime prevention and prosecution
- Provide support and guidance to young people
- Manage young people subject to a prevention order
- Safeguard the welfare of children and young people
- Prevent offending initiatives
Why we use your personal information
We're required by law to have a youth offending team. This is detailed in legislation and guidance including:
- Crime and Disorder Act 1998
- Children Act 1989
- Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003
- Children and Young Persons Act 1969
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
- For legal proceedings, obtaining advice and defending legal rights
- 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
- Courts and tribunals
- Law enforcement and prosecuting agencies
- Ombudsman and regulatory agencies
- Partner agencies
- Service providers
- Elected members
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 6 years 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.