Information collected by us
In the course of providing specialist support we collect the following personal information when you provide it to us:
- personal information (such as name, address, contact details, date of birth, gender)
- special category characteristics (such as ethnicity, religion, medical information)
reasons for support (such as whether their needs are speech, speech and expressive or receptive language)
- assessment and plan information (such as further details of barriers to learning, DLD/SLCN, strengths and needs, interventions and next steps to support outcomes)
- images, video and audio recordings, digital and paper records that support our work with you.
We also obtain personal information from other sources as follows:
- current and previous involvement from other organisations (such as paediatricians, mainstream speech and language therapists, teachers, social workers, occupational therapists, specialist teachers, educational psychologists)
- schools, early years provisions and other setting information (such as attendance and exclusion information, national curriculum and progress)
- involvement with other DMBC children’s services teams from our existing records
How we use your personal information
We use your child’s personal information to:
- work with the child to gain an understanding of strengths and needs based on their DLD/educational skills
- assess and advise on support within the classroom or for the SLC
- undertake consultation with adults who work with the child or young person
- provide schools, settings and parents with a report to inform their ongoing support for a child or young person
- evaluate and quality assure the services we provide
- undertake research to help understand and improve the quality of education for children
- engage in supervision (discussions with other educational professionals) to maintain and develop our professional practice.
How long your personal data will be kept
We do not retain records once a child is no longer at the Speech and Language Centre or being seen on Educational Outreach caseload and all records are sent to school.
Reasons we can collect and use your child’s personal information
We collect and use your personal information to carry out tasks in the public interest. For additional/specific interventions we will seek your consent where this is required. If we need to collect special category (sensitive) personal information, we rely upon reasons of substantial public interest (equality of opportunity or treatment).