Your data: Parental involvement and engagement census

How we use your information

Aberdeen City Council collects this data to evaluate progress in achieving the aims of the Learning Together National Action Plan on parental involvement, parental engagement, family learning and learning at home. The Council will use the data to inform our own parental involvement and engagement strategy and future actions. The strategy will enable us to improve parental involvement and engagement of parents/carers with their child’s learning and reduce inequalities.

While we don’t ask for personal identifiers, we understand that some of the information we are asking for may allow for individuals to be identified in a small number of cases.

Data will be shared with the Scottish Government to inform national progress in achieving the aims of the Learning Together National Action Plan once a robust data sharing agreement is in place, and on occasions will be shared for further statistical and research purposes.

How long we keep your information for

We will keep this information for a maximum of five years from the date it was initially collected and will retain anonymous summary data for research purposes beyond this period.

Your rights

You’ve got legal rights about the way the Council handles and uses your data, which include the right to ask for a copy of it, inaccurate data to be update/amended, and to ask us to stop doing something with your data.

You may also email the Council’s Data Protection Officer on or write to:
The Data Protection Officer
Aberdeen City Council
Level 1 South
Marischal College
AB10 1AU

See more information about all of the rights you have.

You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office. They are the body responsible for making sure organisations like the Council handle your data lawfully.

Our legal basis

Whenever Aberdeen City Council processes your data we need to tell you what our legal basis in Data Protection law for doing so. The Council understands our legal basis for processing your data as Article 6(1)(e) of the General Data Protection Regulation, because producing a strategy for parental involvement and engagement is part of our public task under the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006.

In carrying out this function, the Council is also likely to process special categories of personal data. The Council understands our legal basis for doing so as Article 9(2)(j) of the General Data protection Regulation because processing is necessary for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes.

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