Who we share your information with

Sometimes we may need to share your information with other organisations. When this happens we have an agreement that they will keep your details safe, obey the Data Protection law and only use them for the reasons you asked.

These agreements are called Data Sharing Agreements (DSA). Before we do anything, we check to make sure your details will be protected.

We will ask your permission before we share details, unless we have to protect someone and stop them getting hurt, or because of legal reasons such as:

  • if we take a child into care
  • if the court orders us to provide the information
  • if someone is taken into care under mental health law

Sometimes we will share information when we think that sharing is much more important than your privacy, such as:

  • to protect a child or adult at risk of harm
  • if there are serious risks to the public, our staff or to other professionals
  • to find and stop crime

If we have to share information urgently and cannot contact you first, we will make a record of what we share and why we shared it and let you know what we have done and why - if we think it is safe to do so.

Coventry City Council works with other health and social care organisations to share information that will form part of your Integrated Care Record. The Integrated Care Record allows health and care professionals involved in your care to view your records to help them understand your needs and make the best decisions with you, and for you. Information we hold about you will be available, to read only, to other Health and care professionals in Coventry and Warwickshire, Birmingham and Solihull, and Herefordshire and Worcestershire when they are involved in your health or social care.

For more information on how your data is used on the Integrated Care Record and how to exercise your rights please see the full Privacy Notice.