The aims and objectives of the adult social care team are to develop and promote relationships with domiciliary care services, care home providers and other commissioned services. This is achieved by adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to advice, support and work with care staff and managers where potential improvements and/or safeguarding issues have been identified, which should help prevent future adult at risk safeguarding concerns. The overarching aim of the team is to improve the experience of people in Croydon receiving care services. In view of the team's objectives we use some personal information (personal and sensitive personal data) of our service users to provide services to them and this is in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).
Personal data is defined in Section 1 (1) of the DPA and Sensitive Personal Data is defined in Section 2 of the DPA.
To ensure compliance with the DPA the council amongst other things is obliged to ensure that the data of our service users are handled securely and is protected. It is also the responsibility of Croydon Council to describe the rights that individuals have in regards to the information which is held about them and what the information is used for.
This fair processing notice will describe how the council's adult social care department obtain, hold, retain and process personal information held on individuals and the steps which are taken to ensure this occurs safely.