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Channel privacy notice

Who do you keep information about?

We keep information about individuals who are vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism, their family, associates and other individuals who work with them.

Why do you keep information about me?

We use your information to arrange Channel panels to improve outcomes for those identified as vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism.

We process your personal data on the following basis:

UK GDPR Article 6 1. e - Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller and Section 8 of the Data Protection Act 2018.

We process your special category personal data on the following basis:

UK GDPR Article 9 2. g - Processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest on the basis of domestic law which is proportionate to the aim pursued and which contains appropriate safeguards and Paragraph 6 of Part 2, Schedule 1 Data Protection Act 2018.

This is because it is necessary for us to process your personal data for the purposes of the Channel process, which is set out in section 36 of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 [external link].

Who can see my information?

Members of the Channel Panel including but not limited to Local Authority Services for example, Youth Offending, Housing Services and Substance Misuse Services, other Local Authorities, the Police, NHS, Education, Probation, Immigration and the Third Sector.

We may also share information with the Home Office.

Information about how the Home Office will process your personal data is available here.

How do you store the information you keep about me?

our information will be stored electronically on the Council’s network.

How long do you keep information about me?

Your data will be stored for 6 years from the date your case is no longer on the programme.

Following the closure of your case, all Channel cases are reviewed at 6 months and 12 months.

You are no longer on the programme once the 12 month review is complete.

Your data will be deleted 6 years from the date of the 12 month review.

How did the Council get my personal data?

We may have received your data from your family, other members of the public, Local Authority Services for example

  • Youth Offending
  • Housing Services and Substance Misuse Services
  • other Local Authorities
  • the Police
  • NHS
  • Education
  • Probation
  • Immigration
  • Third Sector

In cases where your personal data was obtained from a source other than yourself or your representative, we will inform you of the origin of the information within 1 month, unless that information is being used to contact you, in which case, that information should be provided to you at the latest, upon first communication with you.

However, it is not necessary to provide that information in cases where you already possess the information, where recording or disclosure is expressly laid down in law or where provision of the information proves impossible or would involve disproportionate effort.

What sort of information do you keep?

We may use the following information about you to make sure that we provide you with the right service, advice or support.

We will only use the minimum amount of information necessary to do so and will take every reasonable step to ensure the information is accurate.

Personal data

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Contact details
  • Relevant family member and associate details
  • Gender
  • First language
  • Criminal conviction and offences
  • Employment/education details
  • Cultural factors
  • Risk posed to self/others

Special categories of personal data

  • Relevant medical information (if applicable)
  • Religious beliefs (if applicable)
  • Relevant Social Care information
  • Ethnicity

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