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GDPR and the DCR, WAND and WAND+ card holders

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The General Data Protection Regulation or "GDPR" – what does it mean for the information we hold about DCR, WAND and WAND+ members?

Organisations (like the Local Authority) must manage data that we hold about individuals, keep records about what information we have, why we have it and how long we should hold it. The attached GDPR Letter and Privacy Notice set out how we will keep your data safe.  A Word version is also available on request.

When you joined the DCR, WAND and/or WAND+ card schemes, we set out that we would “always handle and share your information using the guidelines set out in the Data Protection Act 1998, unless it put a child or young person at risk.”

Under the GDPR, we continue to handle and share your information with the same care, held in a secure computer database.  We will continue to use the information you give us on the DCR/WAND and WAND+ forms to:

  • keep you up to date with relevant service developments,
  • give you a voice to ensure the local authority, NHS and other services are aware of the demands and needs of children and young people with SENDs and their families,
  • help the local authority, health services and voluntary sector  in planning services and provision for children and young people.

We will delete our DCR, WAND or WAND+ records about you if you do not contact us to renew your membership every three years.  We will contact you by post and email to remind you that your membership is ending, but if we do not hear back within 1 month, we will delete your record.   We will also delete, amend or restrict your details should you request it  or should your membership circumstances change.

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