Prevent and Channel Panel privacy notice

About this notice

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in the council's primary privacy notice

This notice provides additional privacy information for the Prevent and Channel Panel.


Under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 all Local Authorities and a number of other specified authorities have a legal duty to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. We have committed ourselves to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults who are at risk of radicalisation or involvement in terrorism.

The Prevent and Channel Programmes aim to:

  • Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it.
  • Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support.
  • Work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation, which we need to address.

Data sharing is an important aspect of Prevent and Channel as it allows agencies to work in partnership so that individuals and the public are kept safe, as well as enabling individuals to become more resilient and contribute to their own wellbeing. To help with this, we use data and information from a range of sources, including data collected on a persons' health, their education, criminal involvement and housing needs.

General information

The Prevent and Channel Programmes share your personal information only for the reasons set out above, unless the law requires or permits us to share it for another reason, for example, to protect you or others from harm.

Your personal information will be handled securely, strictly on a need to know basis only by those specifically authorised to do so and will not be kept longer than is necessary.

Categories of personal data

In exercising our Prevent Duty we will process lots of different types of information. This can include any of the below::

  • Personal data
    • Personal details
    • Family details
    • Lifestyle and social circumstances
    • Goods and services
    • Financial details
    • Employment and education details
    • Housing needs
    • Visual images, personal appearance and behaviour
    • Licenses or permits held
    • Student and pupil records
    • Business activities
    • Case file information
    • Births and deaths data
  • Special classes of personal data
    • Physical or mental health details
    • Racial or ethnic origin
    • Trade union membership
    • Political affiliation
    • Political opinions
    • Offences (including alleged offences)
    • Religious or other beliefs of a similar nature
    • Criminal proceedings, outcomes and sentences
    • Sexual orientation

Legal basis for processing

The legal basis for processing your personal information is:

  • Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015

Information sharing/recipients

When we are processing your information, although not an exhaustive list we may source it from or share it with some or all of the partners listed below where relevant, necessary and with appropriate permission:

  • Family, associates or representatives of the person whose personal data we are processing                                                            
  • Healthcare, social and welfare organisations                            
  • Educators and examining bodies                                                                 
  • Local and central government                                                           
  • Professional bodies                                                                  
  • Police forces, non-home office police forces                             
  • Registered Providers of Housing
  • Private Sector Landlords                             
  • Voluntary and charitable organisations                                    
  • Faith organisations                                     
  • Students and pupils including their parents, guardians, carers or representatives                                       
  • Courts, prisons                                                               
  • Partner agencies, approved organisations and individuals working with the police                              
  • The Youth Justice Board

Automated decisions

For this service all the decisions we make about you involve human intervention

Data retention / criteria

Based on work undertaken by the 'Records Management Society of Great Britain' using an approved Local Government Classification Scheme, we will retain case records for the following length of time:

Retention periods
Adults6 years after last contact
Children25 years from date of birth
Adopted children25 years from closure

Rights of individuals

Information about the following is accessible in our guide to exercising your rights:

  • exercising your rights
  • contacting our Data Protection Officer
  • raising a concern with us, or
  • making a complaint to the Information Commissioner

Contact for Privacy