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Do you need my consent to share data?

We only share your data when there is a lawful basis for doing so. The usual basis for sharing is that it is necessary to ensure you are provided with appropriate care. There may be occasions where we will require your consent before we share your data. If this is the case, we will contact you.

Information on an emergency contact, next of kin or carer

If appropriate, we will ask you for details of an emergency contact, next of kin and carer. Please let them know that you have given us their details as we will share this information with other care professionals when it is needed.

What if I don’t want to share my information?

If the relevant information is not available at the time it is needed, it may cause problems or delays in providing you with suitable care or services.

How is my information kept safe?

West Sussex County Council have a legal responsibility to keep your information secure and confidential. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data.

How long will you keep my data?

We keep your personal data for as long as we are providing you with adult care services and for a period of time after this. For more information about this, please speak to the care professional you have been in contact with.

Last updated: 11 October 2021