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Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Data Protection Statement

In order to support your child during the course of his/her school career and in transition beyond it, Fife Council will need to hold and possibly share information. This will be held on computer systems and may be used for the purposes of health monitoring, progress monitoring, supporting learning, further education and training, career guidance, parent council elections and advice.

This information may therefore be shared with the following, Skills Development Scotland (Careers), Fife colleges, national training providers, relevant voluntary organisations, Job Centre Plus and Fife Online Referral Tracking.

You have the right to see this information and it will not be disclosed to any other third parties except where permitted by law or where your consent has been received. The uses of the information are covered by the Council’s registration under the Data Protection Act 1998.

For further information on how your child’s data is used, how we maintain the security of your information and your rights to access information we hold, please contact the Management Information Systems Team Leader at education.data@fife.gov.uk.

Educational Records (Scotland) Regulations 2003.

Parents/Carers have the right to access their child’s educational records under the terms of The Pupils’ Educational Records (Scotland) Regulations 2003.

Definition of Parent

‘Parent’ is widely defined and includes carer, any person liable to maintain the child or young person, or who has care of the child or young person etc. This means that the unmarried father, who does not have automatic parental rights in relation to the child’s or young person’s welfare, does have rights in relation to the child’s or young person’s education and this includes the right to make a request to access the child’s or young person’s Educational Records.

Definition of an Educational Record

An educational record means any record of information, excluding information contained in a Co-ordinated Support Plan, which:

• are processed by or on behalf of the authority;

• relate to any person who is or has been a pupil at the school;

• relate to the school education of that person; and

• originated from or supplied by a teacher; any other employee of the responsible body, the child or young person to whom the information relates; or a parent/carer of that child or young person

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