Sharing personal data

It’s important to share personal data if the following apply – they provide lawful grounds for sharing personal data within and between organisations.

  • you have a safeguarding concern – personal information can be shared in a safeguarding referral and in discussions with a safeguarding lead or line manager.
  • it’s in the public interest to share personal data, for example when a serious crime could be prevented – personal information can be shared through reporting to the police.

It’s important to share personal data safety, with discretion and on a need-to-know basis. Read this guidance for more information about keeping personal data secure (for Devon County Council staff only).

Members of the public are entitled to request access to the information that organisations hold about them, including personal data. Read this guidance about how they can access this information.