Portsmouth City Council (the Local Authority or LA) uses information about children for whom it provides services, to enable it to carry out specific functions for which it is responsible, such as the assessment of any special educational needs the child may have and provision of services.
It also uses the information to derive statistics to inform decisions on (for example) the funding of schools, and to assess the performance of schools and set targets for them. The statistics are used in such a way that individual children cannot be identified from them.
The LA transfers some of the information into the Portsmouth Children’s Hub which is shared by partners in the Portsmouth Children’s Trust. Details of the Children’s Trust can be found at this link.
If you wish to opt out of this arrangement please send a written request to the Local Authority using the Information Services postal address or email address given below.
The LA will pass information to the Library Service to enable them to issue all Reception year pupils with their own library card. The LA may share information about pupils with other local public services such as the PCT (see below), police and emergency services, in order to assess needs, commission services and meet its safeguarding duties.