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Privacy notice - South Tees Youth Justice Service

Who are we and what do we do?


South Tees Youth Justice Service (STYJS) is hosted by Middlesbrough Council and delivered across the Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland areas.

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


We collect information including name, address, contact details, date of birth, lifestyle and social circumstances, family details and situation, personal appearance, images, behaviours, housing needs, social care needs and history, employment and education details.

We collect criminal convictions and offences data including how people have offended, details of anyone who was harmed, and the how offences were dealt with. We also collect special category data including racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, health information, and sex life or sexual orientation.

We collect this information directly from the children and young people, their parents, carers, relatives and friends. We also collect information from other organisations that we work with.

How the Law allows us to use your personal data


We use personal and criminal convictions and offences data to provide services where we have a ‘legal obligation’ or a ‘public task’. We use special category data to provide ‘health or social care’ services. Some of the laws that support our use of this data include the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, Children Act 1989, Working Together to Safeguard Children (Statutory Guidance), Equality Act 2010, and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

What is your personal data used for?


Our overall aim is to try and help young people to stay aware from crime. We use personal data to help us run local crime prevention programmes, to help young people if they are arrested or have to go to court, to supervise young people serving a community sentence, and support young people if they are sentenced to custody. We also use personal data if we think a child or young person is at risk, and to protect our staff and the people we work with from other organisations.

Will your personal data be shared?


We do share personal data where it is needed to provide our services. Some of the organisations that we share with include other Council services including Children’s Social Care, Education Services, Housing and Homelessness, schools or academies and education providers, police, Probation and Prison Services, youth offending teams in other areas, the Youth Justice Board, the Courts, Crown Prosecution Service, and health service.

We also share information if we think it is needed to keep a child or young person or any other person safe from harm.

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 keep personal data about young people until their 25th birthday. If the young person is a ‘child looked after’ we keep information until their 75th birthday. Information about people who pose a risk to children is kept for 70 years and then transferred to permanent archive.

Is your personal data processed overseas?


We do not transfer any data outside of the UK.



We do not use personal information for direct marketing.

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