Essential life skills Programme - Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice sets out what you need to know about the Essential Life Skills programme. EXPECT Youth have been commissioned by DMBC to administer and evaluate the programme.

DMBC and EXPECT Youth are committed to meeting their data protection obligations and handling your information securely. You should make sure you read and understand this notice before submitting your information to the programme.

What information about you do we collect?

For the processing to which this notice relates to be carried out we use the following information:

  • Personal details such as name and age to identify training referrals
  • The Unique Pupil Reference Number for children and young people participating in the essential life skills programme.

How do we collect information about you?

We collect your information from schools (e.g. by asking schools to complete an electronic form). Schools within the DMBC area identify pupils to refer to one of the classes or activities in the programme. The school pass contact details directly to one of the providers of the classes or activities. The providers have been identified and checked by DMBC or by EXPECT Youth.

How will your information be used?

Your information will be used to provide the specified activities or classes and to evaluate the impact of the essential life skills programme. In particular the evaluation looks at the impact of children or young people participating in more than one course and how that affects their skill levels.

The Legal Basis for using your information

The collection of data is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, or in the exercise of official authority.

Who will your information be shared with?

We will share your information with EXPECT Youth or with other identified organisations who provide classes or activities within the programme. We will only share your information when necessary and when the law allows us to, and we will only share the minimum information we need to. For the evaluation of the essential life skill programme we will share your information with Sheffield Hallam University who will only use it for research and evaluation purposes.

DMBC, EXPECT Youth or any other service provider in the programme will never sell your information to anyone else.

How long will we keep your information?

We will keep your information for different periods of time, depending on what we are using it for. We only keep your information for as long as we need to, after which we will securely delete the information.

Your rights

The law gives you specific rights over your information.  These rights are:

  • to be informed of our use of information about you;
  • of access to information about you;
  • rectify information about you that is inaccurate;
  • to have your information erased (the ‘right to be forgotten’);
  • to restrict how we use information about you;
  • to move your information to a new service provider;
  • to object to how we use information about you;
  • not to have decisions made about you on the basis of automated decision making;
  • to object to direct marketing; and,
  • to complain about anything the Council does with your information (please see the ‘Complaints’ section below).

Some of the rights listed above apply only in certain situations, and some have a limited effect.  Your rights are explained further in the Individuals’ Rights Procedure on Doncaster Council’s website, as is how to make a request under one or more of them.

You can request information about yourself by making a subject access request on this page of the Council’s website.

Changes to this privacy notice

This notice is kept under regular review to make sure it is up to date and accurate.

Data Protection Officer (DPO)

The Council is required by law to have a DPO.  The DPO has a number of duties, including:

  • monitoring the Council’s compliance with data protection law;
  • providing expert advice and guidance on data protection;
  • acting as the point of contact for data subjects; and,
  • co-operating and consulting with the Information Commissioner’s Office (see ‘Complaints’ below).

 The Council’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted by email at


If you are unhappy with the way in which your information has been handled you should contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer so that we can try and put things right.

Alternatively, and if we have been unable to resolve your complaint, you can also refer the matter to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO is the UK's independent body set up to uphold information rights, and they can investigate and adjudicate on any data protection related concerns you raise with them. They can be contacted via the methods below:


Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Post: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF



Last updated: 19 July 2019 15:18:41