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This Privacy Notice explains how we use the information that we collect about you.
Fife Council Criminal Justice Social Work Service (CJSW) uses the personal information provided by you for the purpose of planning and delivering criminal justice social work services within Fife.
The personal information we gather and use about you includes:
Where necessary, we will share personal information that we hold with our partner agencies including Police Scotland, NHS Fife, Scottish Prison Service and other Fife Council services; along with third-sector agencies from whom we may at times commission services. We will also share information about you when we are required by the Court or Parole Board to enable them and us to discharge our statutory responsibilities.
Other organisations may, on occasion, request information that we hold, for example Government agencies.
As part of the strategic planning process we receive information from our partner agencies. This can include performance reports, financial and budget information, details of consultations and engagement activities, and national developments such as programmes designed to assist children and their families or for research purposes. Primarily this is statistical or anonymised information. However sometimes, where it is necessary, personal information is also shared. For example case studies may be included in reports and used as learning and improvement opportunities.
We will always ask for your consent before we include personal information about you in a case study or personal story.
If you make a complaint to the Criminal Justice Service, for example in relation to the service that you have received, or because you are dissatisfied with the services provided, some personal information, where relevant, may also be shared within the Children and Families Service.
In the event that we did not obtain and use this information then it would not be possible to carry out our statutory functions.
An automated process is in place in relation to risk assessment tools, however, human intervention is involved.
For further information on how we process your data in relation to the Offender Risk and Needs Assessment and Management Planning Method
Level of Service Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI) and the Moving Forward Making Changes Programme (MFMC) please go to: www.fife.gov.uk/privacy/criminaljusticesocialwork/lscmi-mfmc
The Council will not keep your information for longer than is necessary. In some instances the law sets the length of time information has to be kept. The Council has a retention schedule which sets out how long we hold different types of information.