Your data: Revised Children’s Services Plan Consultation

How we use your information

Part 3 (Children’s Services Planning) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 requires every local authority and its relevant health board to jointly prepare a Children’s Services Plan in respect of a three-year period.  This Children’s Services Planning process aims to improve outcomes for all children and young people in Scotland by ensuring that local planning and delivery of services is integrated, focussed on quality and prevention, and dedicated to safeguarding and the promotion of child wellbeing to prevent need from escalating. 

The Children’s Services Board (an Outcome Improvement Group of Community Planning Aberdeen) are developing the revised Plan for 2023-2026 and are asking for your help in refreshing the plan by participating in the consultation. By participating in this, you will help inform the priorities for improvement. The data collected will be used to inform the revised Plan as well as assisting with future policy, planning, and management of children’s services.  

Aberdeen City Council collects and records information about you during this consultation process. Your name and email address will be used to administer the consultation and enable individuals to contribute. It is entirely your choice whether or not to enter your name and email address, you can complete the consultation anonymously if you wish.
Your views and comments about the draft plan will be used to report on this consultation. Individuals will not be identified in the report. The consultation also asks questions about you. This information is voluntary. By providing the information, you help us monitor the statistical data to ensure the council is interacting in a balanced way with groups of people with protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

How long we keep your information 

Responses will be kept until we complete the analysis that will inform the revised Children’s Services Plan 2023-26. Thereafter, we will keep statistical data beyond this point, but you will not be identifiable from this information. This data will be used in the revised Children’s Services Plan 2023-26 which will be available on the Community Planning Aberdeen and Aberdeen Protects website until it is superseded and retained indefinitely. This will not contain any data that can identify you as an individual. 

Your rights

You have rights in relation to your data, including the right to ask for a copy of it. Visit the  Your data page for more information about 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 have not handled your data properly. 

Our legal basis

Aberdeen City Council is the Data Controller for this data. Wherever we process personal data we must have a legal basis in data protection law and tell you what it is. The Council’s legal basis for this processing is that it is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of the official authority vested in the Council. 

In doing so, we may also process special categories of personal data, should you choose to provide equality and diversity information. The Council’s legal basis for doing so is that it is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest, of the purpose of equality monitoring. 

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