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Children and families

Information sharing and Youth Justice

The Youth Justice Service'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.

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's no longer necessary to reissue privacy notices to people who have received previous versions.

Recording your information

The York Youth Justice Service uses information about those who have committed a criminal offence and those referred to the Youth Justice Service for preventative interventions.

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 the York Youth Justice Service.

Examples of information stored about you include (but this is not a complete list):

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

Sharing your information

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

We take out any really personal information, such as names, so there is nothing passed on to the Ministry of Justice that means a young person can be identified. The information is stored and transferred securely.

More information

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 your questions are not answered, you can contact the Information Commissioner's Office.

If you would like access to your records, you need to complete a 'Request for Disclosure of Personal Data'. We cannot give you any information about other people on your file - for example victims, people who offended with you, your own family members.

Also see

York Youth Justice Service

Moor Lane Youth Centre, Wains Road, Dringhouses, York, YO24 2TX

Telephone: 01904 554565