GDPR and Privacy


The Secure Children’s Homes website is provided by the Secure Accommodation Network. The Secure Accommodation Network is the body responsible for the development and promotion of Secure Children’s Home services. Its membership consists of representatives from all Secure Children’s Homes in England and Wales. This privacy notice provides detailed information about how the Secure Accommodation Network processes personal data.


The Secure Children’s Homes website provides a hub of information and links to the wider Secure Children’s Home service providers for young people, their parents and carers and professionals working in children’s services.


This Privacy Policy will be updated when required. Any substantial changes that affect how Secure Children’s Homes process personal data will be notified on our website.



How your Personal Data is used


The Secure Accommodation Network retains personal data only for legitimate and lawful reasons and only for so long as necessary and/or required by law. Personal data is used for the purpose of developing or delivering the Secure Children’s Homes service.


The Secure Accommodation Network takes its responsibility as a data controller seriously and is committed to using any personal data held in accordance with the law. We will only share your personal information when we are permitted to or are required to by law and will never share personal data with other organisations for marketing purposes.





The Secure Children’s Homes website provides a contact email address for the Secure Accommodation Network. This email address, to be used for only non-confidential non-secure communications, is a receive only email address and any replies will be made from the appropriate individual Secure Children’s Home or the Secure Welfare Coordination Unit in line with the purposes for which the data was provided. Communications to and from these organisations will be governed by their individual GDPR and Privacy policies which can be obtained by contacting them directly. Contact details for the individual Secure Children’s Homes and the Secure Welfare Coordination Unit can be found within the Secure Children’s Homes website.


Emails that you send to the Secure Accommodation Network using the email address provided on this website may be kept as a record of contact by the Secure Accommodation Network or the appropriate service delivery partner that is best placed to respond to your query.


The secure Children’s Homes website provides guidance on making secure communications regarding confidential referrals to the Secure Welfare Commissioning Unit. These communications are covered by the privacy policy of Hampshire County Council which provides the Secure Welfare Commissioning Unit. If you have concerns about your data, you should consult this privacy policy before sending emails to the Secure Welfare Commissioning Unit email address:





A “cookie” is a small text file that is saved by your browser. Cookies do not contain any personal information, and we don’t use cookies to collect personal or identifiable information from you.


This website employs only cookies that are necessary for the website to function in your browser. The cookies that are categorised as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. No other types of cookie, such as those that enhance performance, perform analysis or tracking are used and there are no cookies from third parties.


If you’d like to learn more about cookies, there’s some helpful information here:



External links


The Secure Children’s Homes website contains links to external websites. Our privacy notice applies only to information collected by the Secure Children’s Homes website and the Secure Accommodation Network contact email address. If you visit the referenced websites, including those for individual secure children’s homes, or send emails to addresses external to, you should consult the appropriate privacy notices before you share any personal data.



Your Rights


Under Data Protection Law, you have the right to access and understand the personal data held about you and how it is processed by the Secure Accommodation Network. If you would like to discuss any aspects of your data and how it is processed contact the Secure Accommodation Network on the following email address:


We will respond to any such requests within statutory time-limits, which is one month in the case of requests for access to information.


If you feel we have not complied with this policy or have acted otherwise than in accordance with Data Protection Law, you should notify us by emailing

You can also raise any concerns to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) if you are unhappy with how your data has been handled. Please note the ICO recommends that actions are taken to resolve the matter with us directly before involving them.


More information from the ICO including guidance and contact details can be found on its website



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