Stockport Family

Foster carer applications privacy notice

We collect your information to:

  • to assess and recruit foster parents for the safe and appropriate placement to our looked after children and young people

What type(s) of information do we use?

  • contact details
  • family and relationship details
  • health data
  • employment data
  • criminal offences, alleged offences, related proceedings

What is the legal basis for using your information?

We are required to use your data to carry out legal obligations or to comply with a statutory function

Where do we get your information?

  • yourself
  • health service
  • Police
  • other Local Authorities

Who do we share your information with?

  • Health service
  • other Local Authorities
  • central Government
  • probation
  • Police

How long will we keep your information?

Three years if not accepted. If accepted 10 years after ceasing to be a foster parent.

Transferring your information outside of the European Union (EU)

We will not transfer your information outside of the EU.

Automated decisions using your information?

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

Your rights

In our guide on exercising your rights you can find information about how to:

  • exercise your rights
  • contact our Data Protection Officer
  • raise a concern with us
  • make a complaint to the Information Commissioner

You can find out what information we hold about you, and ask us not to use any of the information we collect.

Further information

If you would like further information about this privacy notice, please email

Updates (notice)

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in our primary privacy notice.

We may update or revise this privacy notice at any time. If you are reading this as a printed copy please refer to for the most up to date version.