Democratic services may disclose your information to others, but only where this is necessary either to comply with our legal obligations or as permitted by Data Protection legislation. We may share it with other public service bodies including the police, the NHS, the Department for Work and Pensions, schools and charities.
We may also disclose your information to the following third parties:
- Elected members appointed to committees
- School Admission Panel members
- Independent Exclusion Panel members
- Local councillors.
The reasons why we may share your data with other public bodies and third parties are as follows:
- To undertake school exclusion reviews
- To undertake school admission appeals
- To consider regulatory matters where you are an applicant, objector and appellant
- To monitor and improve our performance and delivery of services
- To proactively work to resolve any issues raised
- For the prevention and or detection of crime
- Where necessary to protect individuals from the risk of harm or injury
- Where otherwise permitted under the General Data Protection legislation.
The majority of council meetings are transacted in public although some meetings, reports and minutes are ‘exempt’ from publication in accordance with Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972. Agendas and reports for most council and committee meetings are made available to the public five days in advance. Minutes and details of decisions are also published on our website once available. If you are an independent member of a committee / a witness or expert on a committee your name could feature within the membership or as an attendee at a meeting, and contact details will be held on file. Petitions, questions and statements will be published on our website which will include the name of the submitter / lead petitioner.
The Openness of Local Government Regulations 2014, which apply to England, give rights to members of the press and public to use modern technology and communication methods such as filming, audio-recording, blogging and tweeting to report the proceedings of the meetings of the council.
Please note, we will only disclose your sensitive or confidential information to a third party if we are legally required to do so, or where we have good reason to believe that failing to share the information would put you or someone else at risk of harm.
We will not pass your personal information to external organisations for marketing or sales purposes or for any commercial use without your prior expressed consent.