Privacy notice for child sexual exploitation

Who is collecting and using your personal data?

Devon County Council will act as a ‘data controller’ for any personal data that you provide to us. As such, we will ensure that the data you give us is processed in line with our organisation’s data protection Policies and in line with your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulations.

Should you wish to find out more about Devon County Council’s data protection policies please contact our Data Protection Officer.

Please note that failure to provide your personal data may increase the risk of a child or young person being at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).

Why are we collecting your personal data?

We are collecting your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To help young people explore what makes a healthy relationship.
  • To raise young people’s awareness of CSE, what might make them vulnerable and how to spot signs of grooming.
  • To work with young people around sexual health issues.
  • To support young people around online safety.
  • To encourage young people to think about risks and ways in which they can keep themselves safer.
  • To support other professionals to work with young people who may be vulnerable to CSE.
  • To provide signposts to other support services where necessary .

We rely upon the following laws to process your personal data

  • Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
  • Crime and Disorder Act 1998.
  • Sexual Offences Act 2003.

Who will we share your personal data with?

To deliver services to you, may be necessary for us to share your personal data with the following organisations/partners:

  • Ofsted.

How long will we hold your personal data?

We will retain your personal data for only as long as is necessary, and in line with our organisation’s record retention schedules.

Automated decisions

No automated decisions are made using personal data provided as part of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) proceedings.

Exercising your rights

Under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulations you have the following rights:

  • The right of access to your own personal data.
  • The right to request rectification or deletion of your personal data.
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data.
  • The right to request a copy of the information you provide us in machine readable format.
  • The right to withdraw your consent to any processing that is solely reliant upon your consent.

Should you wish to exercise any of your rights, you should contact the Data Protection Officer.

Your right to complain

If you wish to complain about the way that your personal data has been handled by Devon County Council, you should write to the Data Protection Officer and clearly outline your case. Your complaint will then be investigated in accordance with the Council’s customer feedback procedure. If you remain dissatisfied with the way your personal data has been handled, you may refer the matter to the Information Commissioner’s Office whose contact details are below:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Changes to how we may process your personal data during the COVID-19 crisis

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be necessary for Devon County Council to change the way that we process your personal data, to ensure we can protect public health and deliver essential services to you and the public during this crisis. For more information read our COVID-19 privacy notice.