Equality data (i.e. anonymous data on numbers or percentages relating to each protected characteristic) is captured corporately for publishing on the council’s website, in order to comply with our legal obligations, under the Equality Act 2010 and Public Sector Equality Duty 2011. There are no personal identifiers contained within the data published.
Needs assessments are often carried out in partnership with other public sector bodies. This is made clear in any surveys/consultations that are a part of this assessment process. Therefore, we may disclose your information to others, but only where this is necessary either to comply with our legal obligations or as permitted by Data Protection legislation. We may share it with other public service bodies including the NHS, social care, the police and other local authorities.
The reasons why we may share your data with other public bodies are as follows:
- To review and improve our performance and delivery of services
- For the prevention and or detection of crime
- Where necessary to protect individuals from the risk of harm or injury
- Where otherwise permitted under the General Data Protection legislation.
The council has a contract with AA Global Language Services Ltd to provide translation and interpretation services to ensure those who do not speak English can still access our services. The provider covers over 400 languages, including British Sign Languages and Braille and they offer face, to face, video and telephone interpreting, along with written translation services. Information will be shared as appropriate with the provider to enable these services to be delivered, such as, for example, documents to be translated. You can find out more about AA Global Language Services Ltd on their website.
AA Global (external website)
We will only disclose your sensitive or confidential information, such as medical details to a third party, if we are legally required to do so, or where we have good reason to believe that failing to share the information would put you or someone else at risk of harm.
We will not pass your personal information to external organisations for marketing or sales purposes or for any commercial use without your prior expressed consent.