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Privacy Policy

Sure Start Privacy Notice


Sure Start South Armagh, are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This privacy notice explains when and why we collect personal information about you, how we use it, when we may disclose it to others, who we share it with, how we keep it safe and secure and your rights and choices in relation to your information.

If you have any questions regarding this privacy notice and how we use your information you can speak to Conor McArdle, Project Manager, or send your query by email to

Who are we?

Sure Start is a government led initiative aimed at giving every child the best possible start in life and offers a broad range of services and programmes, focusing on family health, early years care and education and improved well-being to children aged 0-3 years.

Each Sure Start project works with parents as well as statutory agencies and community-based organisations from the area, to design and deliver a range of services that best meet local need and involves a wide range of multi-disciplinary professionals who collectively deliver on the main services offered by Sure Start.

There are six core elements provided in all Sure Start projects and these are;

Types of services and support offered by Sure Start may include:


How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you in the following ways:

Who do we share information with?

As you have registered with Sure Start and have opted in to access services this means we may need to share some details with the Health professionals in order to have the service delivered. We only share the minimum amount of information necessary and will only share information if you have opted to access this service.


How we use your information

We may use your information for a number of different purposes, which may include:

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Who has access to your personal information?

Lawful Processing

Data protection law requires us to rely on one or more lawful grounds to process your personal information. We consider the following grounds to be relevant to Sure Start and the processing we undertake;

*Note. Sure Start holds your information in both electronic form, and in paper form (your registration form for example). Please see ‘where is your information held and how is it held’, for further information.


Contacting you

Your Rights

UK Data Protection law, gives you certain rights over your personal information. Here is a summary of what rights you have when it comes to the information Sure Start holds about you.

If you ever wish to exercise this right, please write to the Sure Start Data Protection Officer (DPO) at the email address provided and describe what information you want to access. Access is free of charge (exceptions apply).

Right to have your inaccurate personal information corrected

Right to restrict use

Right of erasure

Data Retention and Destruction Periods

We keep your information for no longer than is necessary for the purposes it was collected for. The length of time we retain your personal information for, is managed by the Sure Start Records Management Policy. (you can access a copy of this policy from the DPO)


Where is your information held and in what format is it held

Keeping your information safe

As required by the Data Protection Act 2018, Sure Start takes steps to ensure that we have in place appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your information.

Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems and within each Sure Start building. If you have any concerns about the security of your information, please speak to the DPO.

Changes to this policy

Any changes we may make to this policy in the future will be posted on our Sure Start website so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. If we make any significant changes we’ll make this clear on this website.

Review of this Policy

We keep this policy under regular review. This policy was last updated in May 2018 and adopted by Sure Start South Armagh on [INSERT DATE]

Right to Complain

If you are unhappy with any of the information here, or any element of the proposed use, storage sharing and retention of your data by Sure Start, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Offices and the contact details are;

The Information Commissioner’s Office – Northern Ireland

3rd Floor

14 Cromac Place



Telephone: 028 9027 8757 / 0303 123 1114



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