Fostering and Kinship Services Privacy Notice

Who we may share your information with

We may need to share the personal information you have given to us or we’ve collected about you with partner organisations where relevant to the individual and/or their service provision. These include but are not limited to:

  • other Services within Worcestershire County Council
  • individuals and agencies who are required to provide reference checks
  • foreign embassies if living abroad for application checks
  • courts
  • individuals party to proceedings
  • other statutory services according to your assessed need e.g. health and housing

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. 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 data protection exemption.

We 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.