Your data: Child's Plan - easy read version

How we use your information

Aberdeen City Council (ACC) collects information about you and information on your situation in this Child’s Plan. This information is collected and written in your Child’s Plan to help you. Sometimes we will add information to records about you as part of an automated process, so that it is easier and quicker for us to manage. Decisions about you are not made in an automated way. The council only makes decisions with you and your family about the help you need.

ACC will only share information to get help for you. An agreement has been made between the police, health, Aberdeenshire, Moray and Aberdeen City Councils to share information. Your information might be shared with education, health, police, social work or a charity. We will ask you who you want your information to be shared with before we share it. Who we have shared your information with is written on page two of your Child's Plan.

How long we keep your information for

ACC will keep this information until you are 23 years old. ACC might keep this information for longer if there are legal reasons. The council will keep a copy of your child’s plan with the name and all private details removed. This will stop anybody identifying you from it. The council does this to check how well they are helping children in Aberdeen.

Your rights

You have legal rights about the way the council handles and uses your information. This means you can ask to have a copy of your information. You can also ask us to stop using your information.

See more information about all of the rights you have and details of how to contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer. 

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office. The Information Commissioner's Office is responsible for checking that your information is handled legally.

Our legal basis

Aberdeen City Council is the Data Controller for this information about you. Wherever the Council processes personal data, we need to make sure we have a legal basis for doing so in law. The Council understands our legal basis for processing personal data in relation to a Child’s Plan as part of our public task under the Education (Scotland) Act 2018, Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2009 and the Children and Young people (Scotland) Act 2014. In carrying out this function the Council is also likely to process special categories of personal data, for example, information about your religion and ethnic origin. The Council understands our legal basis for doing so because processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest.

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