Information Governance

Information governance describes all aspects of managing Council information, from sourcing it correctly to securely using, sharing, storing and disposing of it appropriately.

Our information governance policies

Our high level corporate policies, which direct all our information governance work across the Council, are currently under review as part of the implementation of a new information governance framework. As each policy is finalised it will be added to these pages.

The policies enable us to comply fully with the many different information handling-requirements, including:

  • Common Law of duty of confidentiality
  • Data Protection Act 2018
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018
  • Records Management
  • The Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • Data quality
  • Caldicott sharing of service user identifiable information
  • Consent to sharing of personal information
  • ISO 27001 – information security management

We follow specific privacy and data protection procedures.

View more information about the Council, including the information that we make available under the Publication Scheme set out by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), and in line with the Local Government Transparency Code of Practice 2014.

Updated: 26 February 2019