Regional Foster Families is a Controller, a Joint-Controller and a Processor of personal and sensitive information for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA), which enacts the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
As a fostering agency we are governed by many different areas of legislation:
SPECIFIC FOSTERING LEGISLATION
- The Fostering Service Regulations (England) 2011
- Children Act 1989
- Care Planning Placement and Case Review (England) 2010
- The Fostering National Minimum Standards 2011
- The Care Planning, Placement and Case Review and Fostering Services (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2013
- Adoption and Children Act 2002
- Assessment and Approval of Foster Carers: Amended Guidance
- Care Standards Act 2000
- Children Act 2004
- Children and Families Act 2014
- National Minimum Standards: Adoption/Children’s Homes/Fostering
- The Data Protection Act 2018
- Children and Social Work Act 2017
- Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015
OTHER RELEVANT LEGISLATION
- Equality Act 2010
- VAT Act 1994
- Sex Discrimination Act 1975
- Race Relations Act 1976
Where stipulated by the above legislation, we will be required to retain your personal and/or sensitive information for the prescribed amount of time. Please refer to our data retention schedule below for further information.
We collect, store, control and process Special Categories of Personal Information for the purposes of the provision of Social Care in compliance with the GDPR Article 9 2. (h)
Our compliance with the DPA will ensure that we do not keep your data for an excessive amount of time and that we handle your data with the respect and care that you deserve.
Should you need to contact us for data protection purposes the individual responsible for data protection compliance at Regional Foster Families is the Digital Media and Technology Manager. They can be contacted using the contact details at the end of this document.
The DPA has a set of rules and guidelines which we must follow when handling your information. These are referred to as Data Protection Principles. This privacy notice tells you what to expect when we, as a fostering agency, collect and store personal and sensitive personal information according to the different relationships that individuals may have with the agency.
The document tells you the purposes for which we may process your personal information and the legal basis for the processing (‘processing’ includes us keeping your personal information). It applies to information we collect about any stakeholders. The type of information and the rules around processing may differ for each party.
To help identify how we navigate through the GDPR we have outlined the various different parties with whom we may require personal and/or sensitive information on.