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Adult Services Privacy Notice

Who we may share your information with

We may receive from or need to share personal information about you with partner organisations where relevant to you and your care. These include but are not limited to:

  • police and probation service
  • health services – Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust,  GPs, Dental Practices, Opticians, Ambulance Services, Hospitals, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Integrated care systems (ICSs)
  • regulatory inspection regimes – Care Quality Commission, Ofsted
  • statistical, anonymised data is shared with NHS Digital
  • schools/colleges
  • housing agencies and providers
  • Worcestershire District Councils and other local authorities
  • commissioned advocacy and appointeeship providers
  • care home and other social care providers
  • representatives who will act on your behalf should you lack the capacity to make decisions regarding your care, including but not limited to:
    • Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA)
    • those with Power of Attorney
    • Court Appointed Deputy
    • nominated personal representative
    • Court of Protection
  • Office of the Public Guardian
  • Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
  • Home Office
  • HMRC
  • banks and building societies
  • credit reference agencies
  • Adult Safeguarding Board
  • appropriate adult/children’s social care team(s)
  • other Worcestershire County Council services as appropriate including Legal Services 
  • local Government & Social Care Ombudsman
  • prison and probation Services

We do have specific data sharing agreements in place with local agencies and sometimes the law requires that we may have to pass your details on to a third party, for example, to prevent crime.

Information will only ever be shared when it is strictly necessary to help us provide effective services and you may have the right to refuse, this may affect the range of services available to you. We will not pass it onto any other parties unless required to do so by law or in all reasonable circumstances the disclosure is fair and warranted for the purposes of processing or subject to a legal data protection exemption.