The Youth Offending Service Privacy Notice summarizes the information held about young people, why it is held and who it can be passed on to, so they can meet the requirements imposed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) GDPR 2018.
The privacy notice is an information sheet given to young people and their parents/carers. For example:
- a young person will receive the Privacy Notice after their first court appearance when they first meet their YOT Officer
- a young person and their parent/carers will receive a Privacy Notice when they sign consent for the young person to engage on voluntary Prevention Programmes
Recording your information
Wirral Youth Offending Services uses information about young people who have committed a criminal offence to assist professionals in the management of the work they do to help reduce re-offending.
We also use it for statistical purposes. For example, to inform decisions on how we work with young people and their families and to assess the performance of Wirral Youth Offending Service.
Examples of information stored about you include (but this is not a complete list):
- date of birth
- school history
- offending history
- all contacts with Wirral Youth Offending Service
Sharing your information
As well as the types of professionals mentioned in the privacy notice, Wirral Youth Offending Service is required by law to pass some information on to the Ministry of Justice.
We take out any really personal information, such as names, so there is nothing passed on to the Ministry of Justice that means a young person can be identified. The information is stored and transferred securely.
If you want to know more about what information we store and share about you, speak to your YOT Officer or contact us on 0151 666 3466.
If your questions are not answered, you can contact the Information Commissioner's Office.
If you would like access to your records, you need to complete a 'subject access request ' (SAR). The SAR request can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact the Records and Information Manager on 0151 691 8645. Please note that we cannot give you any information about other people on your file - for example victims, people who offended with you, your own family members.