Ingeus UK Limited is committed to protecting your privacy. This document describes how we process your personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018. It also contains important information about your rights and how to contact us. Further information is available on the Privacy section of the Ingeus website.
Ingeus UK Ltd has been commissioned by the Ministry of Justice to provide the Commissioned Rehabilative Services (CRS). Ingeus and our Delivery Partners, with whom Ingeus has legal agreements, collect and use information obtained from yourself and MOJ in order to deliver the CRS programme. CRS supports individuals who have been referred by Probation Officers and other community justice professionals. Services are tailored to the needs of individuals (based on a needs assessment and action planning) to help them overcome barriers.
MOJ is the Data Controller for the processing of personal data in relation to the CRS.
Ingeus is the Data Controller for any data provided directly to the delivery of the services.
All organisations must have a valid, lawful reason to process your information. Ingeus UK and its Delivery Partners will only collect and use your information for the lawful purposes of administering the services that we are contracted to deliver on behalf of MOJ.
We will collect information about you initially from MOJ and yourself. The information we collect includes your name, address, sentencing information, health data, employment and education history and any other information relevant to the aims of the programme, to provide you with a service. We ask you for information about you so that we can support you, and to identify services which we feel could benefit you on the programme.
Your information may also be used for:
In order to ensure that we provide you with the best possible service, we may from time to time conduct research and evaluation. Sometimes we will do this by aggregating and anonymising the data, which means that no one can identify you. On occasion we may ask you to take part in a new piece of research and provide additional information or share your information with a third party for the purpose of research, this will only ever be done with your knowledge and consent.
When required to do so, we may share your information with the MOJ and prospective employers, as well as education and training providers as per contractual obligations and in accordance with the GDPR. With your consent, we may share information with other services which we identify as being beneficial to your aims on the programme.
When necessary, for example, in the unlikely event for emergencies or safeguarding concerns, it may be in your vital interest to share your information with your GP, other Health Professionals or refer to external services that will provide help.
We will not share your information with others unless required to do so by law and unless we obtain your consent.
We retain your personal information inside the United Kingdom.
Ingeus UK have defined retention periods for the information we hold and we will not keep your personal information any longer than we are legally and contractually required to do so. Once we are no longer required to keep your information, it will be securely destroyed, in accordance with destruction guidelines.
The law protecting your personal information is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As custodians of your personal information, Ingeus UK are committed to ensuring that your personal data is processed lawfully and respectfully, and by ensuring that we are compliant with the GDPR.
In accordance with the GDPR, Ingeus UK and its partners must have a valid lawful reason to process your information. If you want to know what the legal basis is for processing your information, please go to: https://www.ingeus.com/privacy where you can find additional information.
Where we need your agreement to process your information, for example, by passing your contact details to someone offering a specific service, we will ask for your consent, and will clearly state why your information is needed and who we will share your information with. If you agree to your information being shared, we will record your consent on your record. We will regularly review consents to make sure that the relationships, and purposes for processing, have not changed.
Where you have provided consent for us to share your information with a specific organisation or individual, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Should you wish to withdraw your consent, please tell your key worker, or, send a written request to the Data Protection Officer (address below), who will process your request.
We are committed to taking all reasonable measures to ensure we maintain the confidentiality and security of personal data for which we are responsible, whether electronically or on paper. We will operate an information security management system certificated to ISO27001:2013, a recognised, international management standard that is externally verified by a UKAS accredited body.
Our staff are required to undertake data protection training, and are subject to the Common Law Duty of Confidence which requires us to protect your information, inform you of how your information will be used, and to allow you in most cases to decide if and how your information can be shared.
You have a number of rights with regard to your personal data under GDPR, including the right to:
If you have any questions in relation to your rights, or if you would like to receive a copy of your records, correct or request erasure of your personal information, or object to the processing of your personal data, please contact the Data Protection Officer.
To make a request:
Please note: Your request will need to include sufficient information to enable us to correctly identify your records (e.g. full name, address, date of birth, and NI number if known)
If you raise a query or complaint in relation to your data rights we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible. Requests for a copy of your information will be responded to with a one month period.
If you are not satisfied with how we have handled your complaint or request for information, you have the right to complain to the
If you are still not satisfied with how Ingeus is processing your information, you can write to the Information Commissioner’s Office at: Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
We review this Privacy Notice to ensure we keep you up to date about what we are doing with your personal information and any changes in processing. This privacy notice was last updated on 27th May 2021.