Privacy Policy

Effective Date: June 2018
Review Date: June 2019

Wecan are the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act and as such, collect information from you and may receive information about your child/young adult from other professionals. We hold this personal data and use it to:

  • Support your social activities
  • Monitor and report on your progress
  • Provide appropriate care

This information includes your contact details, attendance information and personal characteristics such as your ethnic group, special educational needs and any relevant medical information. We will not give information about you to anyone outside of Wecan without your consent unless the law and our rules allow us to.

We are required by law to pass some of your information to the Local Authority. If you want to see a copy of the information we hold and share about you then please contact Hayley Armstrong or Kirsty Jackson. If you require more information about how the Local Authority (LA) use your information, then please go to the following websites:

If you are unable to access these websites, please contact the LA or DfE as follows:

Mrs Diana Blackburn,
Data and Liaison Officer, Children’s Services,
County Hall,
NE61 2EF

In addition for Wecan as you are no doubt aware, due to the nature of the support we carry out, many professionals may also be privy to some information about your child eg, Medical professionals, Therapists, Social Services

The professionals who work with Wecan include: Therapists (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Music Therapists, Art Therapists etc) Medical Professionals (eg Consultant Paediatricians, Psychologists, Psychiatrists Community Nursing Service (Northumberland Children and Young People’s Service) Social Services Youth Support Services LIST Team (Locality Inclusion Support Team Monksfield Action for Children

Any information shared with professionals such as the above, will be:

  • Fairly and lawfully processed Processed for limited purposes Adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • Accurate
  • Not kept for longer than is necessary
  • Processed in line with the rights of the subject of the data
  • Secure

If you have any queries on the above or wish to discuss the matter in any further detail, please do not hesitate to contact Hayley Armstrong, Service Manager.

Additional information regarding data from Northumberland County Council:

The Local Authority (LA) – Northumberland County Council, uses information about children for whom it provides services, to enable it to carry out specific functions for which it is responsible, such as the assessment of any special educational needs the child may have.