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Privacy Notice - children in need or looked after children

Privacy Notice - children in need or looked after by the local authority - Data Protection Act 1998

Middlesbrough Council holds personal data about our children in care or those children to whom we provide services, and use this data to:

  • Support children and monitor their progress
  • Provide appropriate support and pastoral care
  • Assess how well the local authority (LA) as a whole is doing

This information includes personal characteristics and details for the services we provide.

We are required to pass on some of this information (but not the names of individual children) to the Department for Education (DfE) who use it to help with their policy development, LA performance management and funding, and to assist with the development of good practice.

If you want to see a copy of the information we hold and share about you then please contact the department's Children's Complaints Manager, via email to

If you want more information about how the LA and/or DfE store and use this data please go to the following websites:

If you can't access these websites, please contact the LA or DfE as follows:

Information Governance Team
Phone: 01642 729812
Middlesbrough Council
Town Hall
PO Box 503

Public Communications Unit
Phone: 0870 000 2288
Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street

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