How we use your personal information for the Cwm Taf Divert 18-25 Project
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 Cwm Taf Divert 18-25 Project. 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 Team manages the Divert 18-25 Project. The Project works with 18-25 year olds in Cwm Taf who have committed low level criminal offences. The project aims to divert young adults away from the criminal justice system, prevent them from receiving a criminal record and support them to make positive change in order to prevent them from coming in to contact with the Criminal Justice system in the future.
2. What and whose personal information we hold?
We hold the personal information of individuals who have agreed to participate in the Divert 18 -25 project. The information we hold is:
- Date of Birth
- Telephone number
- Circumstances of arrest
- Any other information that the individual discloses to us.
3. Where does the service get my information from?
The information we hold comes to us via a referral from South Wales Police and from the individual themselves.
4. What we will do with your personal information?
We will use this information to share with partner organisations and devise an appropriate support plan to suit the individual’s needs. All sharing is done with the prior 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.
We will only process your information if we have had your consent to do so.
6. Does the service share my personal information with any other organisation?
Divert 18-25's specially trained staff will conduct a holistic assessment with you to identify any areas of need that you may have. A support plan is created specific to your needs and your information is shared with partner organisations that are best suited to assist you, for example, employment needs, substance misuse needs, health needs. Examples of our partner organisations include (but are not limited to):
- South Wales Police
- Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub
- National Probation Service
- Community Rehabilitation Company
- Social Services
- National Health Service
- Women’s Aid
- Oasis Centre – Pontypridd
- Mind / New Horizons
- Community Advice & Listening Line – Mental Health Helpline
- Housing Advice Centre
- Job Centre
- Communities for Work
- Gambling Addiction Services
Information is only shared with the prior consent of the individual.
7. How long will my information be kept?
We will store your information for 12 months after you have completed the project as we a required to monitor re-arrest rates.
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