Privacy Statement

PRIVACY NOTICE

Children in Early Years Settings

Dear Parent

Privacy Notice – Data Protection Act 1998

Hampshire County Council are the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information and may receive information about your child from your Early Years Setting. We hold this personal data and use it to:

  • Support your child’s teaching and learning;
  • Monitor and report on their progress;
  • Provide appropriate pastoral care;
  • Deliver our statutory duties, including financial & sufficiency planning;
  • Carry out statistical analysis; and
  • Assess how well your Early Years Setting is doing.

This information includes your child’s contact/address details, date of birth, attendance for funding allocations, Foundation Stage Profile results and personal characteristics such as your child’s gender, ethnicity, first language and special educational needs.

We will not give information about you to anyone outside the County Council without your consent unless the law and our rules allow us to. We are required by law to pass some of your information to the Department for Education (DfE).

If you require more information about how the Local Authority (LA) and/or DfE store and use your information, then please look at the following websites:

Hampshire County Council:

http://www3.hants.gov.uk/education/schools/schoolsdataprotection/fairprocessing.htm

and

The Department for Education:

http://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/doc/w/what%20the%20department%20does%20with%20data%20on%20pupils%20and%20children.doc

http://www.education.gov.uk/researchandstatistics/childrenandyoungpeople/a0064391/who-the-department-passes-pupil-data-to

If you are unable to access these websites, please contact the LA or DfE as follows:

Colin Payne, Data and Information Manager

Children’s Services Department
Hampshire County Council
Elizabeth II Court East
The Castle
Winchester
SO23 8UQ

Website:             http://www.hants.gov.uk/

Email:                 childrens.services.dp@hants.gov.uk

Telephone:         01962 845700

Public Communications Unit

Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3BT

Website:             www.education.gov.uk

Email:                 http://www.education.gov.uk/help/contactus

Telephone:         0370 000 2288

 

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