Your data: Prevent

How we collect and use your information 

Aberdeen City Council processes information about young people and vulnerable adults at risk of radicalisation, professionals working to support them and any other related individuals. The types of information we process includes sensitive personal data and includes:

  • names and contact information for the people we support
  • allegations and details of behaviour, including online activity
  • family situation and details of associates
  • details of vulnerabilities and risks to health and wellbeing
  • information about previous cautions and convictions

We receive information from:

  • members of the public making reports
  • The Police and the Home Office, Office of Security and Counter Terrorism other Council departments
  • professionals at other organisations including Health and Social Care Partnerships, Scottish Fire and Rescue, NHS and Education establishments.
  • voluntary sector organisations
  • Arm’s length external organisations (ALEOs)
  • housing providers including shelter and hostel accommodation   

How we share your information 

We will keep your personal information safe and confidential, but we may be required to share it where: 

  • we are required by law
  • where we deliver shared functions as part of the Prevent Multi-Agency Panel (PMAP) process
  • any person may be at risk of harm if the information is not shared
  • it is necessary to prevent or detect, investigate crime, or apprehend or prosecute offenders

How long we keep your information 

We keep Prevent information for 5 years.

Your rights 

You have rights in relation to your data, including the right to ask for a copy of it. See the Your Data page for more information about all the rights you have, as well as the contact details for the Council’s Data Protection Officer. You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office if you think we haven’t handled your data properly. 

Our legal basis 

Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (the Act) places a duty on Aberdeen City Council, to have, in the exercise of our functions, “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. This includes the delivery of Prevent Multi-Agency Panel safeguarding process.  This means we process your personal information to carry out our public task as set out in law, and where we process special category personal data, we do so for reasons of substantial public interest. 

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