Information we keep about you
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Confidentiality policy (IYS)
Suffolk County Council Youth Support Service provides information, advice, guidance and support to help young people aged 11-19 make good choices and reach their true potential.
To do this we keep information about young people that is relevant to those choices. This information is kept mainly on computer and is kept securely. It can only be seen by staff working for the Youth Support Service.
The Data Protection Act (1998) says the information we keep must be ‘relevant to the purpose’. This means the information we keep about young people is relevant to helping them make successful choices.
Information can be divided into two types:
- Basic information (name, address, date of birth, gender, qualifications, current situation e.g. school, college, employment).
This information will be shared with other local authorities if a young person moves to their area to live, study or train, and with other agencies if we are working with them to support a young person.
If a young person does not want this basic information shared they should write to Suffolk County Council’s Youth Support Service.
- Additional information will not be shared with anyone outside of the Suffolk County Council Youth Support Service without the young person’s permission.
However we will share the information if by not doing so we would be breaking the law or putting people at risk.
Confidentiality Policy (CYP)
Suffolk County Council Children and Young Peoples directorate provides support, information, advice and guidance to help families and young people make good choices now and in the future.
To do this we keep information that is relevant to those choices. This information is kept mainly on computer and is kept securely. It can only be seen by staff working for the Children and Young Peoples Directorate.
The Data Protection Act (1998) says the information we keep must be ‘relevant to the purpose’. This means the information we keep about families and young people is relevant to supporting them and helping them make successful choices.
There will be times when it is necessary to share basic information to support the family or young person e.g. Name address, date of birth, current school etc.
However we will not share anything beyond this information without permission, unless we are required to do so by law, or not to do so would put people at risk of harm.