Safeguarding our children is of paramount importance; part of this is ensuring your child’s data is kept in confidentiality at all times.

A new data privacy law was introduced to the UK at the end of May 2018 and we have created our confidentiality policy based on this and to inform you on how we use and protect your information.

All the information we collect from parents in your child is necessary to meet our legal requirements as an Early Years provider, Ofsted, local authority and EYFS.

The information we hold include:

  • Personal information (such as name, date of birth and address)
  • Characteristics (such as ethnicity, language, nationality, country of birth and funding eligibility) for children
  • Attendance information (such as sessions attended, number of absences and absence reasons) for children
  • Relevant Medical information for children
  • Special Educational Needs information for children
  • Assessment information for children
  • Bank details for adults
  • Proof of identity for adults
  • Birth certificates for funding for children
  • Details of any accidents / incidents / existing injuries
  • Relevant documentation for child protection and safeguarding concerns
  • Funding information and details

We will share information with:

  • Department for Education (DfE)
  • Schools that the children attend after leaving us
  • Our local authority
  • Ofsted
  • Health Visitors
  • Social Workers
  • Inclusion teams, SEN panels, funding etc.
  • Local Children’s safeguarding boards / LADO
  • Other providers that children attend
  • Multi agency professionals working with individual children
  • Area SENCO’s

Whilst the majority of children’s information provided to us is mandatory, some of it will be provided to us on a voluntary basis. In order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, we will inform you whether you are required to provide specific information or whether you have a personal choice in this.

We will not share information about children without consent unless we are lawfully obliged to as part of a process/investigation.