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Islington youth offending service privacy notice

The following privacy notice applies to the London Borough of Islington’s Youth Offending Service

What information we collect, hold and use

  • Personal details

  • Family details

  • Lifestyle and social circumstances

  • Financial details

  • Education and employment details        

We also process sensitive classes of information in accordance with GDPR Article 9 2 (f) and 2(h) that may include:

  • Physical or mental health details

  • Racial or ethnic origin

  • Religious or other beliefs

  • Criminal proceedings, outcomes and sentences

  • Information about offences or alleged offences

  • Information regarding social services involvement

We use your personal information

To ensure that we meet all of our legal and statutory duties including, but not limited to, those which apply under the following legislation and/or contractual agreements:

This is in order for us to fulfil our statutory obligations under various UK laws, including but not limited to the following legislations:

  • Crime and Disorder Act 1998 authorises (but does not require) relevant authorities to disclose personal information where this is necessary or expedient to the successful implementation of the Act (Section 115). The purposes of the Act include the prevention and reduction of crime and the identification and apprehension of offenders or suspected offenders.

  • The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

  • Offender Management Act 2007

  • The Education Act 1996 and 2002

  • Children and Young Persons Act 2008

  • Children Act 1989 and 2004; (Section 10) requires local authorities in England, including Youth Offending Teams, to make arrangements to promote cooperation between the authority, relevant partners or bodies engaged in activities in relation to children and young people and the arrangements being made to improve their wellbeing.

  • Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984 (Code C)

  • Legal Aid Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Act, 2012 and 2017

  • Sex Offences Act 2003

  • Criminal Justice Acts 2003, 2010 and 2015

  • Working Together 2015 and 2018

  • Health & Social Care Act 2012 and 2015

  • Care Act 2014

  • Mental Health Act 1983 and 2007

  • The Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England) Regulations 2013

  • Local Safeguarding Children & Adults Boards Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/90)

  • Equality Act 2010

We may also use your data to:

  • Support children and young people and prevent them from offending;

  • Reduce the risk of further offending by young people;

  • Work with and support victims of youth crime;

  • Support young people who are bailed or remanded by the courts prior to sentence;

  • Supervise young people on court orders and/or out of court disposal (OOCD);

  • Assist with arrangements for a young person remanded by the courts to the care of Islington Local Authority;

  • Assist parents/carers through voluntary support;

  • Inform targeted support and services to families, children and young people who are most in need and at risk of harm.

  • Comply with government department research and statistical returns (e.g. Home Office, Public Health, NHS);

  • Account for our decisions and investigate complaints;

  • Safeguard and protect children and young people and the wider community

  • Develop policies and strategies, produce statistics and reports to research and plan new services; statistics are used to anonymised data relating to individual children/young people or family members;

We collect information from:

  • Youth Offending Teams (YOTs)

  • Secure establishments

  • The Youth Custody Service (YCS)

  • The Police

  • The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

  • The National Probation Service (NPS)

  • Schools, colleges and other education providers

  • The NHS

  • HM Courts and Tribunals Service

  • Local and central government

  • Your legal representative

  • Charitable organisations and other bodies you come in contact with

Agencies we might share the information with include:

We will share personal information with law enforcement and/or other statutory authorities as listed below if required by law.

Whenever your consent to share your information is required, we will always ask you and clearly explain why we are asking.

  • The Youth Justice Board

  • Police forces

  • Local and central government

  • Ombudsmen and regulatory authorities

  • Education providers        

  • National Probation Service       

  • HM Courts and Tribunals Service        

  • Healthcare, social and welfare advisers        

  • Voluntary and charitable organisations        

  • Family, associates and representatives of the person whose personal data we are processing.        

Call recording

Any personal information recorded during telephone conversations is stored on the system for a period of 12 months after which it is securely deleted.


Unless specified in the legislation cited above or stated in the council’s Retention Schedule , data will be deleted in line with the Limitation Act 1980 (Section 2).

Further information

The GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 give you a number of rights to control what personal information is used by us and how it is used by us. Information about your data rights is listed in the Council’s Corporate Privacy Notice on the Council’s website

For independent advice about data protection issues, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at

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Data protection: We will handle your personal information in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 and in accordance with the council’s Fair Processing Notice.