Privacy notice for Lifelong Links

Who is collecting and using your personal data?

Lifelong Links is a new approach which draws upon a combination of a family finding model, which originated in the United States and the family group conference model, which originated in New Zealand.

Lifelong Links aims to identify and engage relatives and other supportive adults connected to a child in care, who are willing to make a life-long commitment to that child. Research shows that the continuity and permanence of these familial relationships will offer the child ongoing emotional and practical support, help provide an explanation of historical events, and reinforce the child’s identity and sense of belonging.

Family Rights Group is leading a 3 years trial of Lifelong Links initially in seven local authorities in England from April 2017, Devon being one of them.

Why are we collecting your personal data?

How Lifelong Links might use your personal information.
The personal information you provide on your Facebook account will be held by Family Group Conference Plus and will be used for the purpose(s) of locating family members of children in care under the Lifelong Links project funded by the Department of Education.

Who will we share your personal data with?

Your information will be held securely and will not be disclosed to anyone other than those stated above without your permission, unless we have a legal reason to do so, for example disclosure is necessary to protect a person from suffering significant harm or necessary for crime prevention or detection purposes.

How long will we hold your personal data?

We will not keep your information for any longer than we need to. For more information about how we will use your information, contact

Exercising your rights

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. To obtain a copy of your personal information, please write to Devon County Council, Information Governance Team, County Hall, Room 120, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD.