This privacy notice is intended to inform you about how we hold your personal data and how we will use that personal data.

The type of personal data we collect?

Achieving Aspirations has a range of different services all of which collect some similar data. Data which we commonly collect includes the following, but is not necessarily comprehensive, as the nature of our services and unique circumstances may require other data to be collected and stored;

We also store and process data defined by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) as ‘special categories of personal data’ which are defined by Article 9 of GDPR. This is personal sensitive data such as gender, race, ethnicity and disability.

How do we collect personal data?

We collect personal data in a variety of ways. This may include data collected during our work, or proposed work. We collect it directly from service users either verbally or through observations or indirectly from family, friends and professionals working with the individual. We may also collect data from other third parties such as references or other services that you have accessed.

Using your personal data.

The information collected is necessary for entering into or performing our service to and with you, which is covered by Article 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulations, ie without receiving your data we simply could not draft the necessary documentation or provide you with an appropriate service. We are also regulated by Ofsted and CQC who require us to identify our service users and comply with all other legal obligations. We will also have to retain and process your data for our own legitimate interests such as;

We will only use your personal data:

Sharing of your personal data

We do not sell your data to third parties or share it unnecessarily. Your data is only shared with those that have a 'need to know'. We owe you a duty of confidentiality which we take very seriously, however, sometimes it will become necessary to share your personal data with others, for example:

When we share data with third parties we will always require third parties to comply with the GDPR regulations and respect the confidentiality of the information. When sharing data electronically we always use secure emailing, but cannot accept responsibility for data sent to us in an insecure manner if privacy is compromised.

Storage of personal data.

We collect and hold data in both paper and electronic form. All data is held securely. Data will be kept as per our data retention schedule, and legal requirements, a copy of which is available on request. Achieving Aspirations will update and change the period for which we hold your data as and when the law changes relating to limitation periods.

Requesting Access to your personal data

Under data protection legislation individuals, parents, children and carer have the right to request access to information that is held. To make subject access data request please contact Anna Boulton on

You also have the right to:


Should you have any complaints with regards to the data which we have gathered, stored and processed about you, or the way in which any of your rights have been managed then you should raise your concern in the first instance directly with us. However, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office at


If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact: Anna Boulton at

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