Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership delivers social care services on behalf of Glasgow City Council, a local authority established under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994. Its head office is City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, United Kingdom. You can contact the Data Protection Officer by post at that address or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and telephone on 0141 287 1055.
This notice is for children or young adults who are, or have been recently, looked after by the Local Authority. This may mean looked after at your own home or in kinship care under a legal order or else accommodated by the Council in foster care, residential care or secure care. If you are still in care, we are using your personal information to assess and support your needs, to protect you and to supervise your care. If you are age 16 or over and no longer subject to a legal order then we are using your information to support you as a person eligible for after care or continuing care. In either case, we work with other agencies to put in place plans to support and protect you. We also use your information to verify your identity where required, contact you by post, email or telephone, maintain our records, manage any funding of services and your contribution to these and to demonstrate to our own auditors and external regulators that we are providing proper services in accordance with the law.
If you are a parent or carer reading this on behalf of a young child, please note that this Privacy statement is about the processing of the child's personal data. We have separate Privacy Statements for parents of children in care, kinships carers, foster carers and adoptive parents.
Where possible, new IT systems and the development of existing IT systems will make use of system generated or anonymised data in test environments. However, there may be circumstances in which test environments, their users and their developers appointed by Glasgow City Council, such as CGI, may be required to utilise your personal data in a test environment. In such circumstances, Glasgow City Council require that development and test activity comply with data protection legislation, taking reasonable steps to protect your personal data.
We provide these services to you as part of our statutory function as your local authority under the provisions of the:
You can find more details of the council's role on our website at www.glasgow.gov.uk/privacy.
Processing your personal information is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest by the council as set out in the legislation referred to above. If you do not provide us with the information we have asked for then we will not be able to provide some of these services to you.
We also need to process more sensitive personal information about you for the purposes of the provision of social care and the management of health and social care systems and services as set out in the Data Protection Act 2018. It is necessary for us to process that data in order to provide such services to you and manage those services more widely.
We may also process data about any criminal convictions you may have or offences you may have committed. This is because we have specific responsibility for the support and supervision of children who have been charged with offences. Information about criminal offences or alleged offences will be processed by us where relevant to your support needs or the protection of other vulnerable people.
We are legally obliged to safeguard public funds and will verify and check your details internally for fraud prevention. We may share this information with other public bodies (and also receive information from these other bodies) for fraud checking purposes. We are also legally obliged to share certain data with other public bodies, such as HMRC and will do so where the law requires this. We will generally comply with requests for specific information from other regulatory and law enforcement bodies where this is necessary and appropriate. Your information is also analysed internally to help us improve our services.
Social Care and Child Protection often involves multi-agency support. There are many other agencies with whom we routinely share your data in order to support and protect you. The main ones we usually share your data with for those purposes include the NHS (your G.P, health visitor, hospital staff, Scottish Ambulance Service and allied professions involved in your care and support). Within the council we are likely to share information with your school, or Local Authority or private nurseries if you are not of school age. We also share your information with The Scottish Children's Reporters Administration, the Scottish Court's and Children's Panels.
In addition, we may share information with some other agencies depending on your individual circumstances. These may include your housing provider, particularly if aspects of your support relate to housing adaptations or other housing-related issues, the Department of Work and Pensions in terms of benefits you may receive, Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. We may share information with any provider of care and support to you, including foster and kinship carers and those being paid to provide services to you. We may share information with The Care Inspectorate if concerns are raised with them about certain services provided to you. We will also share information with other council services where we are working with them to provide services to you.
We do not anticipate any need to transfer your personal data outwith the U.K. We will advise you if any such need arises and explain the reasons to you or your legal representative.
We only keep your personal information for the minimum period amount of time necessary. Sometimes this time period is set out in the law, but in most cases it is based on the business need. We maintain a records retention and disposal schedule which sets out how long we hold different types of information for. You can view this on our website at www.glasgow.gov.uk/rrds [3Mb] or you can request a hard copy from the contact address stated above.
Objecting to how we may use your information - You have the right at any time to tell us to stop using your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
Restricting how we may use your information - in some cases, you may ask us to restrict how we use your personal information. This right might apply if we no longer have a basis for using your personal information but you don't want us to delete the data.
Where this right applies it will mean that we may only use the relevant personal information with your consent, for legal claims or where there are other public interest grounds to do so.
Please contact us as stated above if you wish to exercise any of these rights.
If you have provided anyone else's details to us, please make sure that you have told them that you have given their information to Glasgow City Council. We will only use this information as part of the assessment of your need for services and to contact them in connection with delivery of any such services. If they want any more information on how we will use their information they can visit our web site at www.glasgow.gov.uk/privacy or email email@example.com.
We aim to directly resolve all complaints about how we handle personal information. If your complaint is about how we have handled your personal information, you can contact the Council's Data Protection Officer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0141 287 1055.
However, you also have the right to lodge a complaint about data protection matters with the Information Commissioner's Office, who can be contacted by post at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. By phone on 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745. Visit their website for more information at- https://ico.org.uk/concerns
If your complaint is not about a data protection matter you can find details on how to make a complaint about Social Work Services on our website at https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=17304
For more details on how we process your personal information visit www.glasgow.gov.uk/privacy.
If you do not have access to the internet you can contact us via telephone to request hard copies of our documents.