Children’s Privacy Notice
This children’s privacy notice leaflet is a mandatory requirement under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The GDPR requires the provision of age-appropriate privacy notices for children to outline their rights under the regulations.
- What Is Personal Information
Personal Information is anything which identifies you as a person, and we all have personal information. Personal information can be many things like your name, address, date of birth, pictures of you, your email address and your doctor’s notes. This is personal information which tells us something about you. Sometimes people you don’t know can use your personal information to trick you or put you in a difficult situation. That is why it is important to never give out your personal information to anyone you don’t know. You should only give this information to people you trust like your parents, teachers or when you enter a hospital.
- Why Do We Collect Your Personal Information
Here at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we are trusted like your parents and you can share your personal information with us. When you come into hospital we need your personal information to help us make you better. Sometimes we may collect your details on paper, by telephone, email, from you or your parents/ guardians, or from a member of staff or one of our partners. This information will be used to make sure you receive the right treatment. We will do everything we can to look after your personal information, keep it safe and secure and not share with anyone unless they are trusted. This is the law, known as the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Would you ever walk into a giant hall of strangers and make it rain postcards with your name, address and telephone number? No, that’s why we take steps to ensure your personal information is kept safe and secure with only those staff who are helping you in hospital that are allowed to look at it.
- We May Need to Share Your Personal Information
We look after your personal information but in some cases we may need to share your information. We can only do this if it is absolutely necessary. We may share your information with doctors, nurses, ambulance services, your parents, the police or your school to help us to help you. Remember, this is your personal information and if you are not happy about sharing your personal information you should raise your concerns. Every individual has rights. You have a right to keep your personal information your private property. You, your parent or carer, can ask your doctor or nurse about what personal information the hospital holds on you and who we have shared it with. This is called a Subject Access Request. Please see our website for more information: https://www.lancsteachinghospitals.nhs.uk/access-your-health-record
- Contact Information and Further Advice
If you would like to speak to someone at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust about your personal information and how we use your information, please contact:
Data Protection Officer
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sharoe Green Lane
Telephone number 01772 716565
For independent advice about data protection, privacy and data-sharing issues you can contact the Information Commissioner:
The Information Commissioner
Telephone number 0845 306 060 or 01625 545 745