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Community Safety, including the conducting of Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHR) Privacy Notice

1 Council Contact Details

1.1 North Northants Council
Registered Office:
Sheerness House
41 Meadow Road
Kettering
NN16 8TL

Tel: 0300 126 3000

Website:www.northnorthants.gov.uk

This notice explains what personal data (information) we hold about you, how we collect it, how we use it and how we may share information that we hold about you in order to deliver our services. We are required to give you this information under data protection law. North Northamptonshire Council is committed to protecting your privacy when you use our services. The Privacy Notice below explains how we use information about you and how we protect your privacy.

North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) complies with data protection legislation (the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and are registered as ‘Data Controllers’ (Reg. No. ZA928927).

2 Information that we hold

2.1 We currently collect and process the following information

  • Contact details (name, address, e-mail/telephone)
  • Medical information
  • Details of complaint, including in some cases the name and details of the perpetrator, location and any witnesses

3 How the information is obtained

3.1 The council carries out its community safety functions under legislation and powers we have under that legislation. We operate under the following legislation and this makes it necessary for us to collect personal data from you:

  • Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014
  • Care Act 2014
  • Children Act 2004
  • Crime and Disorder Act 1998
  • Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004

Where we collect special categories data from you, such as health information it will be processed as necessary for reasons of substantial public interest, as set out in schedule 1, part 2 (paras 10, 11 and 18) of the Data Protection Act 2018.

3.2 There are a number of reasons why we need to collect and use your personal information. Generally, we collect and use personal information where:

  • it is necessary to meet our legal obligations (see above);
  • you have requested a service from us;
  • it is necessary to protect public health;
  • it is required for the defense of legal cases;
  • you, or your legal representative, have given us your consent;
  • you have made your information publicly available;
  • it is necessary for law enforcement reasons and to prevent, and detect fraud or crime;
  • we need to protect individuals from harm (in an emergency); or

4 What we do with the information

4.1 We use the information that you have given us to:

  • it is necessary to meet our legal obligations
  • it is necessary to protect public health;
  • it is required for the defense of legal cases;
  • you, or your legal representative, have given us your consent;
  • it is necessary for law enforcement reasons and to prevent, and detect fraud or crime;
  • we need to protect individuals from harm (in an emergency)

4.2 We may share this information with Northants Police and other police forces across the UK; Northants Fire and Rescue Service; neighbouring local authorities; the Coroner’s Office; Environment Agency; HMRC, Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority; Immigration Service; Probation Services; Clinical Commissioning Groups (NHS); NHS Trusts; Home Office; Registered Providers of Social Housing; Northamptonshire County Council; and Trading Standards.

5 How long we keep your information for and how we securely dispose of it after use

5.1 We will only keep your information for the minimum period necessary. The information outlined in this privacy statement will be kept after all action on your case has finished and the period required by the Council for legal or audit purposes has passed and in any event in line with our Information Retention Schedule. All information will be held securely and will be securely destroyed when it is no longer required.

5.2 We will securely dispose of your information in line with retention periods.

6 How we store your information

6.1 Your information is securely stored on the council’s systems that can only be accessed by authorised officers.

7 Your data protection rights

7.1 The law gives you a number of rights to control what personal information is used by us and how we can use it. Please see section 15 of the council’s Corporate Privacy Notice for further information.

7.2 Please be aware that your rights may differ depending on the lawful basis for processing your personal data.

8 Who to contact

8.1 If you would like further information about how we use your personal information, or you wish to exercise one of your data rights or you wish to complain about the use of your personal information please contact the Data Protection Officer.

8.2 If you are still dissatisfied once you have contacted the Data Protection Officer, you have the right to complain to the ICO.

The ICO’s address:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

Completion and review dates

This privacy notice was completed on 22 March 2021.

The privacy notice review date is March 2022.

Why information is on a different website
We are in the process of adding information to this new unitary council website. Some pages will give you a link back to a previous council website to help you find what you need. Read more about the changes.
Last updated 30 September 2021