Privacy Notice: Safeguarding


The purpose of the processing is to protect the child or vulnerable adult and the Practice is required by Law to share information with relevant bodies.

What are my Options?

None, we have legal obligations to share certain data in certain circumstances.

Some members of society are recognised as needing protection, for example children and vulnerable adults.

If a person is identified as being at risk from harm we are expected as professionals to do what we can to protect them.

In addition we are bound by certain specific laws that exist to protect individuals. This is called “Safeguarding”.

Where there is a suspected or actual safeguarding issue we will share information that we hold with other relevant agencies whether or not the individual or their representative agrees.

There are three laws that allow us to do this without relying on the individual or their representatives agreement (unconsented processing), these are:

Section 47 of The Children Act 1989

Section 29 of Data Protection Act (prevention of crime)