This privacy notice is currently under review to ensure compliance with new data protection legislation.

We hold personal data about our children in care or those children to whom we provide services, and use this data to:

  • Support children and monitor their progress; 
  • Provide appropriate support and pastoral care; and 
  • Assess how well the council as a whole is doing.

This information includes personal characteristics and details for the services we provide.

We are required to pass on some of this information (but not the names of individual children) to the Department for Education (DfE) who use it to help with their policy development, council performance management and funding and to assist with the development of good practice.

If you want to see a copy of the information we hold and share about you then please contact the Information Governance Team by email at or by calling 020 8545 4182. You can also write to us at: Information Governance Team, Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX.

If you require more information about how the council and/or DfE store and use this data please go to the following websites:

If you are unable to access these websites, please contact the Department for Education or our Inormation Governance Team.

Public Communications Unit
Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street
Telephone: 0870 000 2288 

Data Protection Officer

Any questions regarding our privacy practices should be sent to:

or to:

Data Protection Officer
London Borough of Merton
Civic Centre
London Road