Youth Justice Service

Sharing of data relating to youth offending between Nottinghamshire County Council and British Transport Police

This privacy notice is of particular interest to individuals who have been referred by British Transport Police to the County Council’s Youth Justice Service

The County Council may receive personal information about individuals referred to its Youth Justice Service by British Transport Police (BT Police). 

On receiving a referral from BT Police, the County Council may receive information from BT Police to confirm the identity of the individual they are referring and this may include details regarding any Court proceedings and alleged or actual offences that may have been committed.  Where consent has been obtained, the County Council may also receive details about any victims that may have been affected. 

The County Council may share some or all of the following personal information with BT Police:

  • Details of the support it has provided to an individual who has been referred to the Youth Justice Service (service user);
  • Details of any alleged or actual offences and actions of a service user that are relevant to an investigation or enquiry being undertaken by BT Police;
  • Details of any behavioural characteristics or risk factors relating to the service user;
  • Name, address and contact details of victims or witness of an offence or incident involving or alleged to involve the service user provided the victim or witness consents;
  • Anonymised statistical data relating to the service.

The County Council may provide personal information to service providers for the purposes of providing support to service users or victim support. 

Personal information will be shared between the County Council and the BT Police for one or more of the following purposes:

  • Prevention or detection of crime;
  • Apprehension or prosecution of offenders;
  • Reducing victimisation;
  • Identifying persons under 18 years of age who are at risk of and from crime, anti- social behaviour and social exclusion;
  • Delivering timely and appropriate support and intervention to reduce the above risk, including referral to outside specialist service providers;
  • Monitoring progress of individual support and intervention programmes against identified risks;
  • Producing reports for any court in relation to criminal proceedings;
  • The enforcement of any sentence of a court arising out of criminal proceedings;

The information sharing may also provide the following benefits:

  • Assist strategic and tactical planning to disrupt crime;
  • Assist Crime and Disorder partnerships to implement the provisions of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and other subsequent legislation;
  • Better informed decision making and partnership working;
  • Enhanced relationships between partners;
  • Improved profiling of crime and disorder activity thus allowing a more effective targeting
  • of resources;
  • Reduction of Crime and Disorder throughout the Rail Network;
  • Effective monitoring and evaluation of all community safety initiatives.

The personal information that is shared with the BT Police will be retained by them and they will become responsible for that information.  The BT Police shall hold the information in accordance with relevant legislation and their records retention policies and you will need to contact BT Police if you have any queries about their handing of your personal information.

The County Council and the BT Police have an information sharing agreement in place which sets out the details and legal basis of the information sharing arrangement.

If you have any enquires about this privacy notice and the sharing of personal information with BT Police, please contact the County Council’s Information Manager, Complaints and Information Team:

The Information Manager
Nottinghamshire County Council
County Hall
West Bridgford
Nottingham
NG2 7QP 

complaints@nottscc.gov.uk

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