Child and young people privacy policy

We work with parents and guardians to represent their voice in education. To do this, we collect information about a range of topics linked to children and young people’s experiences in school life. Find out what we do with your personal information.

What is this? 

A privacy notice tells you what information about you Parentkind collects, what we do with it, and certain things we have to do for you if you ask us to.

Who are we?

Parentkind are a charity that helps parents and guardians to be involved in your school life, and how decisions are made about schools in this country.

What we collect

We collect your parent or guardians opinions about what goes on at school, and how schools are run across the country. We also may collect information linked to that such as what year you are in at school, whether you have a good experience, and any problems or challenges you might face.

Why we do it

We collect this information so that we can say to people, for example people who run schools, or the government (people who run the country) what all the parents/​guardians around the country think about how schools run.

How we keep your information

We store the information about you on special computer systems that have a lot of protection, so only people that should see your information are able to.

How long do we keep it for

Your information is linked to your parent/​guardians account with us. If they tell us they do not want to talk to us about schools anymore, your data will be removed. If they don’t respond to us for more than 2 years, your data will be removed, if you grow up and are no longer going to school and we know that from the information we have, your data will be also removed.

The lawful basis’

We have to have a proper reason to process your information, it’s called a lawful basis’ In the case of your data this is consent, which is the permission your parents give your data to be stored.

What you can ask us

Well, you can ask us pretty much anything about the information we have about you, but there are certain things which we must do for you if you would like us to:

  1. Tell you how we use your information
  2. Show you what we know about you
  3. Change something if it isn’t correct
  4. Remove information if we don’t need it anymore
  5. Only use information in certain ways
  6. Listen and talk to you if you don’t want us to use your information anymore

How you can ask us

You can contact us by email at [email protected], or call us on 0300 123 5460. If you’re not happy with how we respond, you can go and talk to an organization called the ICO. We have to do what they say when it comes to your information. You can get in touch with them here.