Children's Privacy Policy

This is Riley and Khalid, and they are children a lot like you. They go to school, they each live in a house, which has a phone number so their friends can call and arrange for a time to meet up. Their houses each have an address so their friends know where to go when they come over to meet.

You may not know this, but Riley’s and Khalid’s name, address and phone number is personal information.

What is personal information?

It is anything which identifies you as a person, and we all have personal information. Here are some examples of personal information- your name, birthday, address, email address, your hospital records from when you’ve needed to see a doctor and sometimes even pictures of you. This personal information tells us about you.

Sometimes people you don’t know can use your personal information to trick you or do bad things. That’s why it is important to never give out your personal information to people you don’t know. Only share personal information with those you can trust like your parents, teachers or the doctors and nurses at the hospital, people that care about you and want to keep you safe.

Here at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) we are trusted like your parents and teachers and you can share your personal information with us. When you come into hospital we need your personal information to help us make you better.

We may collect your details on paper, the computer, by phone, email or directly from you or your parents/guardian, or from a doctor or nurse or other trusted people. This information will be used to make sure you receive the right treatment.

The government tells us we are allowed to use your information as long as we look after it under the law and keep it safe. This law is called the UK General Data Protection Regulations. Sometimes we call it UK GDPR. Under this law the hospital must have a good reason to use your information.

In some cases we may need toshare your personal information with some other trusted people like doctors, nurses, ambulance services, your parents, the police or your school. We will only do this if we have to in order to help you stay safe or make you feel better.

Remember, your personal information is your private property and if you are not happy about sharing your personal information you should talk to a trusted person like your parents, your teacher or your doctor. You have rights, even though you are not yet an adult and you have a right to keep your personal information your private property.

If you need to speak to someone at CHFT about your personal information you can contact the Information Governance Team at: