How we use your personal information for the Community Safety Partnership Anti Social Behaviour Management Process.

The Council provides services for local communities and the people who live in them.  Undertaking this work means that we must collect and use information about the people we provide services to and keep a record of those services. Because we collect and use personal information about individuals we must make sure that they know what we intend to do with their information and who it may be shared with. 

We have summarised in this privacy notice some of the key ways in which we use your personal information for the Community Safety Partnership Anti Social Behaviour Management Process. This information should be read in conjunction with the Council’s corporate privacy notice.

1.    Who we are, what we do. 

The Rhondda Cynon Taf Community Safety Partnership involves the Local Authority, Police and many other agencies in a joint approach to reduce crime, the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour. A specialist Anti Social Behaviour team   is in place in Rhondda Cynon Taf to deal with reports of anti-social behaviour, tackle perpetrators, problem locations and to support victims of anti social behaviour.

2.    What and whose personal information we hold? 

Incidents of anti-social behaviour and personal details of people involved in them will be recorded and stored on a secure database. This will include personal details of perpetrators and victims.

 

The types of information we hold and process will typically include:

  • Perpetrators - Name, Address and Date of Birth
  • Victim - Name, Address and Date of Birth
  • If either the perpetrator or victim are under the age of 16, then we will also hold the personal details of the parent
  • Circumstances surrounding the incident of Anti-Social Behaviour

3.    Where does the service get my information from? 

The information we hold comes to us via a referral from South Wales Police.

4.    What we will do with your personal information?

We will use this information in the following ways:

 

Perpetrator - the information will be used for any enforcement action or preventative work we are looking to carry out with the individual.

 

Victim - the information will be used and shared to co-ordinate a multi agency response to solving the problems faced by victims as well as ensuring that any underlying issues are addressed. Information is only shared with the consent of the individual.

5.    What is the legal basis for the use of this information?  

Data Protection law says that we are allowed to use and share personal information only where we have a proper and lawful reason for doing so.

 

The holding and sharing of this information in relation to Anti-Social Behaviour is permitted by section 115 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. 

6.    Does the service share my personal information with any other organisation? 

Perpetrator - the information will be used and shared, with partners of the Community safety Partnership, for any enforcement action or preventative work we are looking to carry out with the individual, for example:

  • South Wales Police
  • Youth Offending Service

Victim - the information will be used and shared to co-ordinate a multi agency response to solving the problems faced by victims as well as ensuring that any underlying issues are addressed. Information is only shared with the consent of the individual.

7.    How long will my information be kept? 

We are not the data controllers of the partnership database, but any information we solely hold will be disposed of as per the Council's Retention and Disposal Policy and Schedule.

8.    Your information, your rights 

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives you important rights, including the right to access the personal information the services hold about you.

 

View further details on your information rights and how to exercise them.

9.    Contact us 

If you have any concerns or would like to know more about how the service using your personal information please contact us in one of the following ways:

 

By email : PublicHealthCommunitySafety@rctcbc.gov.uk

 

By telephone : 01443 425001

 

In writing :  RCT Community Safety, Tŷ Elai, Dinas Isaf East,

                  Williamstown, Tonypandy, CF40 1NY

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