Privacy Notice - Syrian Refugee Resettlement Programme

This Privacy Notice sets out what you need to know about how Doncaster Council will use your information for the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Programme.

The Council is committed to meeting its data protection obligations and handling your information securely, you should make sure you read and understand this notice.  The Council processes your data on behalf of Migration Yorkshire, who are the data controller.

What information about you do we collect?

For the processing to which this notice relates to be carried out we are provided with the following information:

• personal information – such as your name, address, telephone number, status details
• special category personal information – such as: your ethnicity, information about your physical and mental health

How do we collect information about you?

Doncaster Council does not collect any personal data from you directly, it is provided to us by Migration Yorkshire and the Home Office.

How will your information be used?

We use the information to assess your needs in order to source accommodation for you and to provide any additional support to access health care, education and financial assistance.

The Legal Basis for using your information

The table below sets out the legal basis for each of the activities that this Privacy Notice covers.

Personal Data Activity Legal basis - GDPR Article 6 S8 DPA (delete as appropriate) UK Legislation
To assess your needs in order to source accommodation for you and to provide any additional support to access, education and financial assistance. (1)(e) to do so is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, or in the exercise of official authority.

 (d) the  exercise  of  a  function  of  the  Crown,  a  Minister  of  the  Crown  or  a

Government department.                                                     

Section 1 (general power of competence) Localism Act 2011                                                      

Special Category Data Activity Legal basis - GDPR Article 9 DPA 2018 condition Other considerations
To assess your needs in order to source accommodation for you and to provide any additional support to access health care.                                                                                                                                                                     (2)(b) processing is necessary for social protection law.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Section 10 and Part 1, Schedule 1, (1) Employment, social security, and social protection                                                                                                                                                                                       Article 56 of the asylum, migration and integration fund (AMIF) regulations (EU) 514/2014 require the UK Responsible Authority (UKRA), as the managing authority for the programme, to monitor and evaluate AMIF-funded activities.

Who will your information be shared with?

We sometimes need to share your information within the council or with other organisations. 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 funding and support matters we need to share your information with:

• Migration Yorkshire, Leeds City Council
• Refugee Council, Sheffield

In certain cases, we may also share your information with other individuals and organisations. For example, if you make a complaint to your Councillor, or if the sharing would help with a safeguarding issue, or help prevent a crime. Sometimes, we might share your information without your knowledge.

The Council will never sell your information to anyone else.

How long will we keep your information?

We will keep your information for the duration of the programme, which for each case is 5 years, and then the information will be held by Migration Yorkshire, Leeds City Council. 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 our 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: 20 August 2020 17:05:12