Surrey Targeted Youth Support - Privacy Notice


  • Name of service - Surrey Targeted Youth Support
  • Directorate - Children, Families, Lifelong Learning and Culture
  • Date of issue - 31 July 2020
  • Review date - 31 July 2021


The reasons why we use your personal data

This privacy notice applies to the functions of the Surrey Targeted Youth Support service.

The main aims of targeted youth support are to support young people and families with complex needs and help them make a positive change in their lives.

What processing of personal data is undertaken by the specific team(s)/services?

Your personal data is collated so that we can carry out our statutory responsibilities under the different legislative frameworks and provide services. This includes offering support to young people and families requiring early help. As well as meeting our legal obligations to house young people threatened with homelessness, manage risks of harm to the young people we work with and any other persons. In addition, we collect your personal data for the following:

  • Service delivery
  • Service improvement and planning
  • Prevention & detection of crime/fraud
  • Research
  • Statistical analysis and reporting
  • Safeguarding
  • Vital Interests

What Information do we collect?

We obtain information from:

  • Our staff working directly with young people and families
  • Other Council data systems, including social care and housing
  • Professionals at other organisations including Surrey Police, Surrey Fire & Rescue, NHS and health partners, schools and academies
  • Voluntary sector organisations
  • Housing providers including shelter and hostel accommodation

We collect

  • Names and contact details
  • Family and household information including employment/income
  • Health and social care
  • Housing and other support needs
  • Crime and anti-social behaviour

How we are allowed to use your personal data

Legal obligation or public task under various UK legislation including but not limited to:

  • Local Safeguarding Children & Adults Boards Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/90)
  • Crime and Disorder Act 1998
  • Children Act 2004


Where we do use consent to process your personal data, we will explain to you what we are asking you to agree to and why. If we have consent to use your personal data, you have the right to remove it at any time. If you want to remove your consent, please contact us at the following email: and we will deal with your request.

Who we share your personal data with

We will keep your personal information safe and confidential but we may be required to share it where:

  • We are required to by law
  • Any person may be at risk of harm if the information is not shared
  • In order to establish suitability for accommodation or other services
  • It is necessary to prevent, detect, investigate or punish a crime

Some of the types of organisations that we share data with include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Early Help Services
  • Pupil Referral Units
  • Legal Representatives
  • Public Health England
  • Other Local Authorities
  • Voluntary Sector Partners
  • Surrey Police
  • Surrey Fire & Rescue
  • NHS and health partners
  • Schools and academies

Retention of data

Data will be retained in accordance with SCC countywide data retention schedule.

Other information

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in the Children Services Privacy Notice.

For further information on our privacy notices, please see information and privacy.

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