Privacy Policy ... looking after and sharing your information

In order for a child/young person to undergo an assessment and intervention Health Horizons Ltd need those with parental responsibility, young people aged over 13 years, and those responsible for commissioning services to understand the privacy arrangements. This is in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union.

What information is to be collected:
Information will be collected (from children, young people, their carers and professionals involved) through direct questioning (face to face or by video conferencing), questionnaires and reviewing previous correspondence and documents. The legal reason for collecting this data will depend on the purpose of the assessment e.g. to understand and benefit the development or mental health of a child/young person, or to advise in care or legal proceedings. Please see the Information Commissioners Office website: www.ico.org.uk. for a further explanation of the legal reasons to collect data. The reason Health Horizons collect data will be satisfied by one of the following legal reasons:

The information collected will be classified as sensitive personal data. Examples include identifying information, mental and physical health history, care history, and information about relationships and important third-party information. The legal reasons for collecting this information are:

Where the information will be stored:
Clinical notes, correspondence, and questionnaires will be kept in an electronic file (on each director's laptop). The laptop is password protected and will be backed up on an encrypted hard drive. They will also be stored on a shared secure cloud system. Our admin team will have access to these. Some information may also be on a password protected mobile phone. Files, laptop, hard drive and phone will be carried and transferred by vehicle. Records will be kept for seven years following involvement with our service or until the young person is 25 years old, whichever is the latest. After this time, they will be destroyed.

Consent:
Consent must be appropriate to the age and capacity of the individual. Where appropriate one person with parental responsibility and children aged over 13 years old will be asked to provide their consent for an assessment/intervention to take place where appropriate. A summary of the privacy policy will be embedded into the consent form and the children will have a child friendly format. They will be directed to this privacy policy for further information. However please be aware people that are Gillick competent, can give their own consent to involvement with a professional and then parental consent is not required.

Confidentiality:
If you specifically ask Health Horizons Limited to keep some information confidential, then we can discuss how we can achieve this. By law though, some information will need to be shared if we are concerned that someone may come to some harm. Attempts will always be made to find an agreed solution together, as to how the information is shared if this is deemed necessary. This will not be possible in situations deemed as high risk.

Exceptions and other information sharing:

Rights, withdrawal of consent, complaints:
Further information about your rights can be found on the website for the Information Commissioners Office (ICO): www.ico.org.uk. Consent is able to be withdrawn at any time. If you have a complaint about the way your data is managed please let Health Horizons know in the first instance so we can assist on info@healthhorizons.org.uk. However if this is not handled to your satisfaction please also contact the ICO.

Governance - Taking care of you…

Professional Memberships

Dr. Nicola Kennelly is a chartered member of the Division of Clinical Psychology and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS - awarded in recognition of several years experience and contribution to the field of psychology).
The British Psychological Society: 079031

All Clinical Psychologists practicing in England are required to meet standards set by the Health and Care Professions Council in order to safely practice. Dr. Nicola Kennelly is a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Health and Care Professions Council: PYL 17346

Dr. Mireille Formosa MD MRCPCH (UK)
All paediatricians practising in England are required to meet the standards set by The General Medical Council (GMC) in order to safely practice. Mireille Formosa is a Registered Doctor with a License to Practice with the General Medical Council. She is also on the Paediatrics Specialist Register and is a trainer recognized by the GMC.
General Medical Council Number: 6117776

In addition, she is also a Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the British Association of Community Child Health (BACCH)
RCPCH Membership number 16707
BACCH Membership number 4019

Ms Jill Neame
All Speech and Language Therapists practising in England are required to meet standards set by the Health and Care Professions Council in order to safely practise. Jillian Neame is a Registered Speech and Language Therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Health and Care Professions Council: SL03989

She is also a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, Membership Number :RC0004835

Police Check
Dr. Nicola Kennelly has an up to date enhanced certificate to work with children from HM disclosure and barring service (DBS). She is registered with their update service so this status will be continually monitored and maintained.
Disclosure and barring service update service, certificate number 001426058530 (18/11/13)

Dr. Mireille Formosa has an up to date enhanced certificate to work with children from HM disclosure and barring service (DBS).
Disclosure and barring service, certificate number : 001627437167 (23.08.18)

Ms. Jill Neame
Jillian Neame has an up to date enhanced certificate to work with children from HM disclosure and barring service (DBS). She is registered with their update service so this status will be continually monitored and maintained.
Disclosure and barring service update service, certificate number : 001463185433 (17/10/2019)

Data Protection
Health Horizons Limited are registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) – Reference number is : A1094250.

Insurance
Health Horizons have public and professional liability insurance.