Information about you
How we securely manage your personal information
Suffolk County Council's Children and Young People's Services provide support, information, advice and guidance to help families and young people make good choices now and in the future.
To do this we have to record and keep information about the children, young people and families that we work with.
The type of information we keep will include things like name, address, date of birth, ethnicity, religion, health, care and education data.
As part of our work with you, there will be times when we need to share some of this information with other people in Suffolk County Council, and with other organisations to make sure that you have access to the right care, training, support and protection.
Yojo app privacy
The information held within the yojo app is not included in the information that the County Council keeps about the young people that we work with.
It is only used within the application to provide users with notifications about the live vacancies they have favourited, updates and feedback for the app system.
Only people who provide technical support for the app have access to this data and it is not shared with any other individuals.
Message for Year 11 students
When you're in Year 11 you may be asked to complete a 'Future You' form.
This is so we can understand more about your future plans and see if you need any help with your post 16 options.
This form asks you to provide your personal contact details.
This is because Suffolk County Council is required to collect information about what young people do after Year 11 and to check whether you need any support.
To do this Suffolk County Council, or an external company called Welfare Call, may need to contact you.
If you leave Year 11 and don’t continue in learning, or are at risk of dropping out of your post 16 choice, we may share basic information about you with organisations near you that can help you with your future (e.g. a college or training provider with courses that might interest you).
We are careful about what we share and only authorised people will access the information when they need it to do their jobs.
The only time we will share your information without your permission is if the law requires us to do so.
We might share your information with some of the providers listed below, if we thought they could help you with your education, employment or training:
- Inspire Suffolk
- West Suffolk College
- Lifeskills (Lowestoft)
- Suffolk New College
- WS Training
- One Haverhill Youth Skills
- The Mix
- Volunteering Matters
If you have any queries about the information we collect in Year 11 and how we use it, please contact the Participation Tracking Team: CYPParticipationTrackingTeam@suffolk.gov.uk
Can I see the information you have about me?
You have the right under the Data Protection Act 2018 to see the information we keep about you.
If you're a young person you will need to show us that understand what you are asking to see.
The following pages on the suffolk.gov website explains how Suffolk County Council keeps your information secure and the rights you have about how we store, use and share your information when we are providing you with support and help.
Visit: www.suffolk.gov.uk/about/privacy-and-data-protection or www.suffolk.gov.uk/about/privacy-notice
If you want to know more about the information that we hold about you, you can start by talking to the person who is already providing you with support. For a complete explanation about all the information that the Directorate of Health, Wellbeing and Children's Services holds on service users please read the Children and Young People Services (CYP) privacy notice on the Suffolk County Council website.
I want to access the information that Suffolk County Council has about me
If no one is currently working with you, and you have decided that you want to access your information please can contact the Suffolk County Council Data Protection Team on 01473 260778, 01473 264540, 01473 260542 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are worried about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, please talk to the person who is supporting you. Or you can raise your concern with us by emailing email@example.com
You can also get advice and support about your rights regarding personal data, from the independent Information Commissioner’s office (ICO), who is there to protect the data protection rights of citizens.
Contact the ICO helpline on 0303 123 1113 or visit the website at ico.org.uk