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Privacy notice - Channel programme

Who are we and what do we do?


Middlesbrough Council has a statutory duty to provide support for people vulnerable to being drawn into any form of terrorism.

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


We collect personal data such as name, DOB, address, gender, next of kin, and language. We collect ‘special category data including ethnicity, health information, and religious or philosophical beliefs.  Further to the personal and special category information, some of the information collected will include criminal convictions and offences. We often obtain this from the data subject, parents, Police, health organisations and housing associations.

How the Law allows us to use your personal data


We use personal data where we have a ‘legal obligation’ to do so. We use special category data where there is ‘substantial public interest’ on the basis of domestic law. The law that requires or permits us to use this data is the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015.

What is your personal data used for?


We use your personal information provide support for people vulnerable to being drawn into any form of terrorism. The programme uses a multi-agency approach to protect vulnerable people by:

  • Identifying individuals at risk
  • Assessing the nature and extent of that risk
  • Developing the most appropriate support plan for the individuals concerned

Will your personal data be shared?


We share your personal information where we have a business need or the law requires us to do so with third parties such as the Police, Home Office, National Health Service, Immigration and Probation.

How do we keep your personal data secure?


We use the following measures to ensure that your personal data is secure: data protection and security policies, information security incident reporting, data and device encryption, system and data access controls, user accounts and passwords, physical and environmental security, staff vetting practices, staff training and awareness, data back-ups, ICT network penetration testing, and business continuity and disaster recovery plans.

How long will we keep your personal data?


We only keep your data for as long as the Law requires it and this is set out in our ‘records management retention schedules’.

Is your personal data processed overseas?


No, your personal data is processed and stored only in the UK.



We will not use this personal data for any direct marketing purposes.

What are your information rights?


Your Information Rights are set out in law and, subject to some exceptions, you have the:

  • Right to rectification - to ask for information to be corrected
  • Right to erasure - to have your personal data deleted
  • Right to object - to how your data is used
  • Right to restriction - to request limits on how your data is used
  • Right to portability - to request that we move your data to another organisation
  • Right of subject access - to request a copy of data the Council holds about you

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
Email: dataprotection@middlesbrough.gov.uk