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Youth Offending Privacy Notice

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:

  • Name

Who we collect personal information about

When we collect personal information it may be about:

  • Children
  • Families
  • Carers
  • Offenders
  • 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.


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.