We collect and hold personal information relating to children, young people, parents, foster carers and other family members; we may also receive information from schools, other local authorities, the Department for Education (DfE).
We use this personal data specifically to:
- provide you or your young person with appropriate services
- measure whether our services are improving provision for children looked after by our service
- help us develop and improve our services
- complete annual data sets required by Ofsted
Fostering Agencies are required to pass on some information (but not the names of individual children) to relevant Local Authorities and Ofsted who use it to help with their policy development, Local Authority performance management and funding, and to assist with the development of good practice. Partner services (internal / external) are also provided with information to assist them with understanding the needs of children looked after by our Agency and this is used for the planning, commissioning and development of related services.