Your data: children's performance licence

How we use your information

Aberdeen City Council collects information about you and your child in order to process an application for a Performance and Activities Licence. If the application relates to a performance or activity that will mean the child will be absent from school your child’s Head Teacher will also need to sign the application.

How long we keep your information for

We will keep this information for a period of 5 years from the maximum school leaving age of your child, as required to by The Pupils’ Educational Records (Scotland) Regulations 2003, unless we have a legal responsibility to keep the information for a longer period of time.

ACC will keep anonymised data beyond this period for the purposes of auditing service provision and quality assurance.

Your rights

You’ve got legal rights about the way the Council handles and uses your data, which include the right to ask for a copy of it, and to ask us to stop doing something with your data. Please email the Council’s Data Protection Officer on or write to:
Data Protection Officer
Aberdeen City Council
Business Hub 6
Level 1 South
Marischal College
AB10 1AB

See more information about all of the rights you have.

You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office. They are the body responsible for making sure organisations like the Council handle your data lawfully.

Our legal basis

Aberdeen City Council is the Data Controller for this information about you. Wherever the Council processes personal data, we need to make sure we have a legal basis for doing so in data protection law. The Council understands our legal basis for processing personal data in relation to the employment of children as 6(1)(e) of the General Data Protection Regulation. This is because regulating the employment of children is part of our public task under the Children and Young Persons Act 1963 and the Children (Performance and Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2014.

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