Fostering and Kinship Services Privacy Notice

Purpose for processing

The services process personal information in order to provide a full range of fostering and kinship services either directly or jointly with partners and commissioned private and third sector providers. This includes:

  • recruitment of prospective foster carers and kinship carers
  • assessing prospective foster carers and kinship carers, connected others and private fostering arrangements
  • providing foster families and kinship families for children
  • supporting and training approved foster carers and kinship carers
  • contact prospective and existing foster carers and kinship carers to share information or correspond with them about fostering and kinship service business delivery matters by post, e-mail, phone, SMS (texts)
  • with consent, and opt out at any point, correspond with prospective and existing foster carers and kinship carers by post, e-mail, phone, SMS (texts) to share other information,  for example, about 3rd party events or promotions that would be useful to them as prospective or approved foster carers or kinship carers