Coventry City Council complies with the Data Protection Act (DPA) and the GDPR and is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller. This Privacy Notice explains how personal information is going to be used, what for, who it will be shared with and why.
We already collect and process about you, relating to children and young people and their families who have been referred to children’s social care. This is outlined in the children's services privacy notice.
We will be sharing pseudonymised data (replace or remove information in a data set that identifies you for example: replacing your name and certain personal data with an ID number) because Coventry is participating in a trial as part of an evaluation of Family Valued which is being carried out by What Works for Children’s Social Care (WWCSC). This evaluation is part of Strengthening Families, Protecting Children (SFPC), a five-year Department for Education funded programme supporting 18 local authorities to improve work with families and safely reduce the number of children entering care. Coventry will be providing data to WWCSC as part of this evaluation is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
We will be sharing pseudonymised data with WWCSC between 2020 and the end of 2025. They will not be able to tell from the data who it is about, however if it was combined with other data then it would be possible to. This means it counts as personal data and is subject to GDPR.
More information about WWCSC and how they handle personal information can be found in their Privacy Notice.
You have the right to:
To exercise any of these rights please contact the Adult Social Care Insight Team: email [email protected]
You have the right to submit a complaint if you are unhappy with the way your request is handled or disagree with a decision made by the council regarding your data. In these circumstances you can contact the Data Protection Team (DPO) and request a review of the decision. [email protected]
If you are not satisfied with any outcome from the DPO you may wish to apply to the Information Commissioners Office at:
The Information Commissioners Office