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Privacy Notice - Community Safety

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Who are we and what do we do

Middlesbrough Council work in collaboration with other partners to reduce crime and disorder through tackling issues such as anti-social behaviour, drug and alcohol misuse, re-offending and the fear of crime.

What type of personal data do we collect and how do we collect it

To deliver community safety services we may collect personal information about you including:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • CCTV footage
  • Lifestyle and social circumstances
  • Behaviour
  • Housing tenure and tenancy information

We may collect special category information about you including:

  • Health
  • Race, ethnicity or nationality
  • Religion, faith or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disability

Further to the personal and special category information, some of the information collected will include Criminal convictions and offences

We may collect your Personal Data in a number of ways, for example:

  • Information provided by yourself
  • Information provided by partner organisations
  • Through the Criminal Justice System

How the Law allows us to use your personal data

The lawful basis that allows us to process your personal information are:

  • Our legal obligation(s) under the:
    • Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003
    • Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014
    • Crime and Disorder Act 1998
    • The Children Act 1989
    • Police and Criminal Justice Act 2001
    • The Environmental Protection Act 1990
    • Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006
    • Police and Justice Act (2006)
    • Housing Act 1996
    • Housing Act 2004
  • In the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us (in accordance with the legislation referred to above)

What is your personal data used for?

In order to undertake our community safety functions we process personal information for:

  • The prevention, detection and investigation of crime and disorder
  • The prevention and detection of terrorism
  • The instigation of legal proceedings
  • Safeguarding

Will your personal data be shared?

We may collect from and share your information with:

Barnardo’s SECOS

Ministry of Justice (HM Courts & NOMS)

Change Grow Live

My Sisters Place

Cleveland Police

National Probation Service

Cleveland Fire Brigade

Police and Crime Commissioners Office

Durham Tees Valley CRC Ltd

Recovery Connexions

Foundations Medical Practice

Safe In Tees Valley

Harbour Support Services

South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


South Tees Youth Offending Service

Middlesbrough Football Club (Kickz)

Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust

Middlesbrough Safer Shopping Scheme

Thirteen Group

Middlesbrough Voluntary Development Agency

Victim Care and Advice Service (VCAS)

How do we keep your personal data secure?

The security of your personal information is important to us. This is why we follow a range of security policies and procedures to control and safeguard access to and use of your personal information.

Examples of our security include:

  • Encryption, meaning that information is hidden so that it cannot be read without special knowledge (such as a password).
  • Controlling access to systems and networks allows us to stop people who are not allowed to view your personal information from getting access to it
  • Training for our staff allows us to make them aware of how to handle information and how and when to report when something goes wrong
  • Regular testing of our technology and ways of working including keeping up to date on the latest security updates (commonly called patches)

How long will we keep your personal data?

Personal information is retained in accordance with the Council’s published Corporate Retention Schedule and other legal obligations.

Is your personal data processed overseas?

Information will be processed within the EEA and will not be shared with overseas recipients.


Community Safety will not market to you.

What are your information rights?

Your Information Rights are set out in the law. Subject to some legal exceptions, you have the right to:

  • to have any inaccuracies corrected;
  • to have your personal data erased;
  • to place a restriction on our processing of your data;
  • to object to processing;
  • to request your data to be ported (data portability)

Under data protection legislation, you have the right to request access to information about you that we hold. Make a request for your personal information.

You can opt out of this version at any time and are given the opportunity annually as part of the canvass of all households.

Making a complaint

If you have a concerns about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner's Office. Visit the website of the Information Commissioner's Office.


If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice or your information rights, please contact:

The Data Protection Officer
Middlesbrough Council
PO Box 500, Middlesbrough, TS1 9FT
Phone: 01642 245432

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