Privacy notice - reviewing your enquiry to be a foster carer

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Why we collect your personal data; your data rights; how to find out more.

We'll keep your information safe.

We won’t share any personal information about you except in the ways listed below, unless for safeguarding reasons we are required by law to do so.

Why we collect and store your personal data

Our purposes for collecting your personal information are:

  • to work with you to carry out an initial review of your suitability to be a foster carer or supported lodgings provider for young refugees
  • to refer you to your local authority foster care team, if we agree with you that it is appropriate to do so, by sending the information we hold about you to the local authority foster care team
  • to refer you to other agencies, if you want us to
  • to keep you up to date about your enquiry, to invite you to training, and to inform you of project progress and other news relevant to foster carers
  • to help us evaluate and continually improve our service

Our legal basis for processing your personal data

The legal basis we rely on for processing your personal data is public task.

Where we decide, jointly with you, to refer you to your local authority foster care team so that they can carry out a full foster carer assessment for you, or handle your application to be a supported lodgings provider, we will share your personal data with the local authority foster care team as part of our public task functions. Your local authority will then undertake further checks, for example checking your data against existing social care records, under their public task functions.

How long we keep your data

We’ll keep your personal data on our records for 3 years after our last contact with you. Then we'll securely destroy it.

Who is the data controller?

Leeds City Council is the data controller for the information you provide to Welcoming Young Refugees staff, because the Welcoming Young Refugees project is managed by Migration Yorkshire, which is based in the council.

Details of your rights under UK data protection legislation, including details of the council’s Data Protection Officer, your rights as a data subject, and your right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office are available here:







Page last updated: 15/03/2020 06:30:26

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