Information can be shared lawfully within the parameters of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). … The management interests of an organisation should not override the need to share information to safeguard adults at risk of abuse.
Does data protection law apply to safeguarding matters?
GDPR does not ‘trump’ safeguarding if you have concerns about sharing information about a safeguarding matter – whether within the school or externally. You won’t need the individual’s consent to share the information in most circumstances.
In relation to Safeguarding, GDPR does not prevent, or limit, the sharing of information for the purposes of keeping children safe. Legal and secure information sharing between schools, children’s social care and other local agencies is essential for keeping children safe and ensuring they get the support they need.
The Act allows all organisations to process data for safeguarding purposes lawfully and without consent where necessary for the purposes of: protecting an individual from neglect or physical and emotional harm; or. protecting the physical, mental or emotional wellbeing of an individual.
What are the 3 basic principles for safeguarding information?
Prevention – It is better to take action before harm occurs. “I receive clear and simple information about what abuse is, how to recognise the signs and what I can do to seek help.” Proportionality – Proportionate and least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented.
What are the 5 R’s of safeguarding?
All staff have a responsibility to follow the 5 R’s (Recognise, Respond, Report, Record & Refer) whilst engaged on PTP’s business, and must immediately report any concerns about learners welfare to a Designated Officer.
Does safeguarding Trump data protection?
GDPR does not take priority over safeguarding – safeguarding trumps GDPR. If there is a concern about sharing information on a safeguarding matter, you don’t need the individual’s consent to share the information in most circumstances. … GDPR does not require you to delete safeguarding information from your records.
What is the safeguarding designated person responsible for?
They are responsible for promoting a safe environment for children and young people; They know the contact details of relevant statutory agencies eg Children’s Social Work Services (CSWS), Police, Local Safeguarding Children Board, and the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) for allegations against staff.
Can I see my safeguarding record?
An adult can request to see information held upon them under the Data Protection Act. They may be provided with information regarding themselves only – all other information will be removed.
What happens if a safeguarding is raised against you?
Where the allegation leads to the involvement of children’s social care and/or the police, the LADO will canvass their views on suspension and let your employer know. However, only your employer has the power to suspend you and they cannot be required to do so by a local authority or police.
What happens if you get reported to safeguarding?
The Safeguarding Lead Worker will work with you and other important people to put together a plan that keeps you safe. This is called a Protection Plan. If the plan involves changes to the support or care you receive, then this plan will be agreed with you. You can say what help or support you need.