School travel/transport

Who do you keep information about?

Statutory school aged children whose parent / guardians are applying for travel assistance and those aged 16+ with a learning difficulty or disability.

Why do you keep information about me?

Darlington Local Authority has a statutory duty to make such travel arrangements as they consider necessary to assist attendance at school for eligible children and collects information about a child which is pertinent to its application process. The statutory basis under which Local Authorities work can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Who can see my information?

We share information with appropriate professionals who support you both within Children’s Services and the school the child attends

How do you store the information you keep about me?

The information provided is stored electronically on a computerised system or stored securely if paper based.

How long do you keep information about me?

This information is destroyed securely when we no longer need it.

Is my information used to make an automated decision about me and/or for profiling purposes?

You do have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing.  You can ask for any automated decision made about you to be reviewed by an individual.

How did the Council get my personal data?

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
  • Identification number
  • Location data
  • One or more factors specific to the:-

Special categories of personal data:

  • Religious or philosophical beliefs
  • Data concerning health