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Fostering and Kinship Services Privacy Notice

Personal information collected and lawful basis

The service processes personal information which is relevant to individual cases. It is vital that individuals applying to be foster carers or kinship carers for Worcestershire County Council provide all the information required in order for the application to be processed. Information collected may include, but is not limited to, the following personal data:

  • personal details (name, email, contacts, address, date of birth)
  • personal reference numbers  (NHS Number, NI number)
  • financial details
  • family details
  • employment details (include employment references)
  • lifestyle and social circumstances information
  • visual images, personal appearance and behaviour e.g. photographs
  • case file information (include complaints)
  • details of extended family members and support systems
  • personal and work related references
  • proof of citizenship/residency

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:

  • physical or mental health details (include from health records and assessment report and/or social care records)
  • racial or ethnic origin
  • offences (including alleged offences) criminal proceedings, outcomes and sentences
  • religious or other beliefs of a similar nature

The legal bases for processing this personal information are:

Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation and associated regulations and statutory guidance. Significant are:

  • Children Act 1989, Children Act 2004, 2006 and 2017
  • Children’s Act – Fostering Services 2013
  • Care Planning, placement and Care Review (England) Regulations 2010
  • Fostering Services: National Minimum Standards 2011
  • The Foster Carer Charter 2011 (Fostering Network)
  • Human Rights Act 1998

Consent of the data subject.