Local Offer privacy notice

How we handle data that you provide us when you add or amend your service directory entry.

West Sussex County Council (WSCC) complies with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is registered as a ‘Data Controller’ with the Information Commissioner’s Office (Reg. No. Z6413427). 

You can find details for the WSCC Data Protection Officer (DPO) on our Privacy Policy.

We ensure that your personal data is accurate, processed fairly and lawfully, kept secure and retained for no longer than is necessary.

The information you supply is being collected for the purposes of providing a Local Offer information service as part of the wider Family Information Service in West Sussex.

This is in line with Part 3 Section 30 of the Children and Families Act 2014, which states that a local authority in England must publish information about:

  • the provision within subsection (2) it expects to be available in its area at the time of publication for children and young people who have special educational needs or a disability, and
  • the provision within subsection (2) it expects to be available outside its area at that time for
    • children and young people for whom it is responsible, and
    • children and young people in its area who have a disability.

This information may also be used for the wider purpose(s) of the Children, Young People and Learning Directorate.

The information you provide will be made available via the Internet and will go to WSCC’s corporate website (please note: information available via the Internet may be accessed by people in countries and territories outside the European Union (EU), which may operate different levels of protection than apply in the United Kingdom).

The information you provide may also be disclosed in writing (post or email) or over the telephone to internal WSCC directorates, health care professionals, other Local Authorities, tribunals, and related professional bodies. Members of the public may also access this information face-to-face through our offices, Hubs and outreach events.

The information may be held by WSCC until you inform us of any changes or closure.