Privacy Policy

May 2018

Young Futures is a community interest company (company number 05962550) providing therapeutic, holistic support in community and residential settings. We are committed to providing a fair and transparent way of working, and in upholding the rights of individuals to their personal data.  We will never sell or rent your data.  We will only share it when you agree to this or when we are legally required to do so.

Visitors to our website

Our website uses cookies, small data text files, that are stored on users’ computers and devices when they access the website. We use cookies to tell us how visitors’ use our website and which web browser they are using, in order to help us improve our website services. The data is processed in such a way that it cannot be used to identify anyone.  You can choose to block cookies, by referring to your web browser instructions.

Data collection

In the future, website visitors who wish to make a donation to Young Futures, will be asked to submit their name, email address and payment details. This information will never to be used for any purpose other than processing the donation. Payment details will be processed by a secure third-party payment processor e.g. PayPal.

If you wish to contact us via our website, you will be asked to provide your name, email and contact number. In this instance, your details will be stored securely so that we can respond to your request and will not be used for marketing or other purposes, unless you have explicitly agreed to this.

CCTV

Our 24-hour residential unit for vulnerable young people have CCTV security cameras and may make recordings of people entering and exiting the building. We store this data for no longer than two calendar months, unless there are safeguarding concerns, or a security incident has taken place. In this instance we may keep the footage for up to 6 months, after which time it will be deleted. If we suspect that a crime has taken place, we will share the relevant footage with the police. For more information, please contact us at the address below.

Information held by Young Futures

Young Futures holds information (including sensitive data such as health records) about the young people we work with. This information is passed to us by the local authorities we work with so that we can work effectively and safely in supporting vulnerable young clients. Working in a person-centred way is a core value at Young Futures and we endeavour to gain the agreement and input of young people in processing information about them.

Where they do not agree to this, we may need to process or share information anyway. This is so that we can fulfil our legal obligations in safeguarding the young people that we work with and their families.

Access to your information

If you have any questions or feedback about how Young Futures uses data, or you if you would like to see what information Young Futures holds about you, please email us at  info@youngfutures.org.uk. Alternatively, you can contact us by post at 127 Lambeth Walk, London, SE11 6EE. There is no charge for this and we will respond within 30 days.

If your email address or other details change, please let us know, via the email address above, so that we can update our records.

If you would like independent advice about your rights and data, please contact the Office of the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

We welcome your feedback on our privacy notice.

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