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Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Service Privacy Notice

Personal information collected and lawful basis

The SEND Service processes personal information relating to children and young people and may receive this information from themselves, parent/carers, current and previous educational/care settings, the Worcestershire County Council ICT provider, other Worcestershire Council Teams, other LA SEN Teams, the Department for Education (DfE) and other external professional agencies.

The SEND Service processes personal information which is relevant to individual cases which may include, but is not limited to, the following personal data:

The child or young person’s

  • contact details
  • family contact details
  • national curriculum and attainment data including:
    • assessment results
    • attendance/exclusion information
  • information from previous/current early years providers/schools/post 16 providers,
  • details of their Special Educational Needs
  • information from other LA SEN Teams
  • social care information

We may also process some special category (sensitive) information, which is relevant to individual cases and may include some of the following but is not limited to:

  • health/medical information
  • religion
  • ethnic group

The legal bases for processing this personal information are:

  • legal obligation: processing is necessary to comply with the law (Children and Families Act 2014 / SEND Code of Practice 2015)
  • public task: processing is necessary to perform a task in the public interest
  • vital Interests: processing is necessary to protect someone’s life