Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies only to

Manchester Safeguarding Childrens Board (the "MSCB") is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 the MSCB has a legal duty to protect any personal information it collects from you.

This privacy policy explains how the MSCB uses the information it collects about you and procedures that the MSCB has in place to safeguard your privacy.

The personal information we collect and how we use it

The MSCB does not capture and store any personal information about an individual who accesses this website, except where he or she voluntarily chooses to give the MSCB personal information via email, or by using an electronic form on the website, or by enquiring about any of the MSCB's services.

In these circumstances, any personal information supplied will only be used to provide the requested information or service unless wider purposes are specified in the form on which the information is supplied or at the point of collection on the website, in which case the information may be used for any of those wider purposes.

Statistical data

The MSCB may also use aggregate information and statistics for the purposes of monitoring website usage in order to help us develop the website and our services and may provide such aggregate information to third parties. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual.


The MSCB will only hold your information for as long as necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.

Personal information is not disclosed to third parties unless this is indicated on the web page and/or relevant form at the point of collecting the information or as required or allowed by law.

Use of cookies

The MSCB uses cookies on its site. A cookie is a text file that identifies your computer to the MSCB's server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used.

Cookies are not used to collect any personal information.

You have the opportunity to set your computer to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The way in which you do this depends upon the web browser which you use. Please refer to the "Help" function for your browser. If you accept cookies, they may remain on your computer for many years, unless you delete them. Please note that turning off cookies may limit your use of our website and website services.

How we protect your information

All the personal information collected via this website is recorded in a secure database.

All the MSCB's employees and data processors, who have access to or are associated with the processing of personal information, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of that information.

The MSCB ensures that your personal data will not be disclosed to government institutions and authorities except if required or allowed by law.

Email security

Please note that unless encrypted, email messages sent via the internet may not be secure and could be intercepted and read by someone else. Please bear this in mind when deciding whether to include personal or sensitive information in any email messages you intend to send.

Your consent

By submitting your information you consent to the use of that information as set out in this policy. If the MSCB changes this privacy policy it will post the changes on this page. Continued use of the service will signify that you agree to any such changes.

Users 16 and under

If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian's permission before hand whenever you provide personal information to the MSCB's website. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.

Data Protection

The MSCB will process any personal information that it collects in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. If you wish to access personal information collected from you via this website or if you have an enquiry or concern regarding the processing of personal data by the MSCB, please contact:

2rd Floor
Overseas House
Quay Street
M3 3BB

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you can request a copy of your information and the MSCB will provide you with a legible copy of the personal information it holds and to which you are entitled. This will be sent to you within 40 days of your request- although the MSCB almost always requires proof of your identity before supplying the information (in order to mitigate the risk of supplying information to the wrong person) and may ask you for further information to assist in locating your personal information. You may have to pay a small charge before the information is supplied.