In order to comply with the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), where personal data relating to a data subject is collected, Lancashire County Council would like to provide you with the following details.
Channel was first piloted in 2007 and rolled out across England and Wales in April 2012.
Channel is a programme which focuses on providing support at an early stage to people who are identified as being vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism. The programme uses a multi-agency approach to protect vulnerable people by:
Channel may be appropriate for anyone who is vulnerable to being drawn into any form of terrorism. Channel is about ensuring that vulnerable children and adults of any faith, ethnicity or background receive support before their vulnerabilities are exploited by those that would want them to embrace terrorism, and before they become involved in criminal terrorist related activity.
Success of the programme is very much dependent on the co-operation and coordinated activity of partners. It works best when the individuals and their families fully engage with the programme and are supported in a consistent manner.
Lancashire County Council has a statutory duty under section 36 to 41 of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to provide support for people vulnerable to being drawn into any form of terrorism.
The legal basis for processing your personal data, in accordance with the UK GDPR is:
(c) Legal Obligation: the processing is necessary for you to comply with the law. You must reference the applicable legislation if you wish to rely on this basis for processing.
(e) Public Task: the processing is necessary for you to perform a task in the public interest or for your official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law. You must reference the applicable task/function and its' basis in law if you wish to rely on this basis for processing.
Lancashire County Council relies on UK GDPR Article 6 (1) (c) Legal Obligation and UK GDPR Article 6 (1) (e) Public Task by virtue of the following legislation:
The legal basis for processing your special categories of personal data, in accordance with the UK GDPR is:
(g) Processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest.
Lancashire County Council relies on UK GDPR Article 9 (2) (g) Substantial Public Interest by virtue of the following legislation:
As part of the Channel process, personal information is shared securely and only where strictly necessary. Relevant information will be sought from other agencies as appropriate to inform an assessment.
Where there is a need this will be discussed at a multi-agency panel to consider whether intervention support should be offered.
The information will only be shared with relevant agencies. This may include: ·
In carrying out it's responsibilities as part of the Prevent Programme, Lancashire County Council may process the following categories of your personal data where it has a clear lawful basis for doing so,
Lancashire County Council will only store your information for as long as is legally required or in situations where there is no legal retention period they will follow established best practice.
You have certain rights under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), these are the right:
If you want to exercise any of these rights then you can do so by contacting:
Information Governance Team
Lancashire County Council
PO Box 78
To ensure that we can deal with your request as efficiently as possible you will need to include your current name and address, proof of identity (a copy of your driving licence, passport or two different utility bills that display your name and address), as much detail as possible regarding your request so that we can identify any information we may hold about you, this may include your previous name and address, date of birth and what council service you were involved with.
If you would like more information about this specific programme then please contact CounterTerrorismandPrevent@lancashire.gov.uk.
For more information about how we use personal information see Lancashire County Council's full privacy notice.
If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact the Information Governance team who will investigate the matter.
Lancashire County Council, PO Box 78 County Hall, Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8XJ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).