What we do with your data

Data protection

Careers Young WorkPath has information about the young people we work with. We use this information to provide suitable careers advice, guidance, and job placement support. We hold this data under the GDPR.

We receive this information from your school or college, your local authority, and from you or your parents/carers. The Data Protection Act 2018 is a law that governs what information we keep, how we keep it and who we can share it with.

Why do we need to keep information about you?

  • It helps us to provide the best service we can to you as an individual.
  • It helps us to follow your progress and be there for you if you need us.
  • It helps us to give feedback to schools, colleges and training providers on the need for more or different kinds of courses.

What information do we keep about you?

Some of the information we hold is personal

  • your name
  • your address
  • phone number
  • qualifications
  • record of careers interview
  • action plans
  • information about your post-Year 11 job, course or training placement.

Some of the information could be sensitive

We store your health record, ethnicity, school or home problems, housing difficulties and periods of unemployment securely on our computer system.

We destroy this information when it is no longer needed. You have the right to see your own details and correct or remove any incorrect information about yourself. You can also choose not to share your details with others.

Who do we share this information with?

The Information Commissioners Office shares information only when necessary. We only share information about your career plans with people who have a legitimate interest in your progress.

This includes your school, ex-school, college, advisers, the local authority, and potential employers and training providers.

For example, we may tell:

  • a training provider about the kind of help you will need
  • an employer about you to help get an interview
  • Your previous school what you are doing after you leave Year 11
  • A college about your achievements to help you get a place

We need your permission. We will ask if it's OK. If you say no, it may make it hard for us to help you. Even if you give permission, we will ask again before sharing any sensitive information (like your health or problems at school) with someone else.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are a few situations when we would have to tell someone, even without your permission:

  • if there is a legal requirement or duty for us to do so to prevent a serious crime taking place either now or in the future
  • If there is risk of serious harm or threat to life

Ask your adviser if there is anything that you don't understand.