The Youth Justice Team's privacy notice summarises the information held about young people, why it is held and who it can be passed on to, so they can meet the requirements imposed by the Data Protection Act 1998.

The privacy notice is a single information sheet given to young people and their parents/carers.

For example:

  • a young person will receive the Privacy Notice after their first court appearance when they first meet their Youth Justice Officer

It is no longer necessary to reissue privacy notices to people who have received previous versions.

Recording your information

York Youth Justice Service uses information about young people who have committed a criminal offence to assist professionals in the management of the work they do to help reduce re-offending.

We also use it for statistical purposes, for example, to inform decisions on how we work with young people and their families and to assess the performance of York Youth Justice Service.

Examples of stored information include:

  • name
  • date of birth
  • address
  • school history
  • offending history
  • all contacts with York YOT
  • assessments

(Note: This is not a complete list).

Sharing your information

As well as the types of professionals mentioned in our privacy notice, York Youth Justice Service are required by law to pass some information on to the Ministry of Justice.

We remove any personal information, such as names, so we don't pass any information on to the Ministry of Justice by which a young person can be identified.

Note: The information is stored and transferred securely.

Accessing your records

If you want to know more about what information we store and share about you, speak to your Youth Justice Officer or contact us.

If you require further information, contact the Information Commissioner's Office.

If you'd like access to your records, you should complete a 'Request for Disclosure of Personal Data'.

Note: We can't give you any information about other people on your file - for example, victims, people who offended with you, your own family members.

Also see

Comment on this page