GDPR Information Page

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

Families and Babies (FAB) Guarantee

To ensure we comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we have updated our data policies.

Below you will find some information about the new GDPR legislation:                

Why do we hold data?

To fulfil our commissioned service specifications we are required as an organisation to collect personal data for Wakefield resident mothers who have given birth and who have initiated breastfeeding in order to contact them to offer breastfeeding support.

This information is used by FAB to offer breastfeeding support and will not be shared with another third party or used for marketing.

Anonymised data from FAB is shared with the local authority, in order to understand local needs in local communities.

How we process your data?

Lancashire                                                                                                               FAB peer supporters will gain direct consent from you on the maternity ward to hold your data and this consent can also be given to a midwife or maternity support worker. You will be asked to share your contact details so we can provide on-going support after you are discharged. We use a consent form which you will be asked to sign and there are two copies – one for you and one for FAB. This information is then telephoned through to the trained FAB peer support administrator, based at Leyland.

Wakefield                                                                                                                             Mid Yorks Hospital Trust will pass the contact details of eligible mother to the Wakefield FAB peer support service at discharge. This transfer of data is via a secure NHS email system. You can choose not to have your details shared by speaking to your midwife or a member of the FAB team.

Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole                                                                                                                                   Local Hospital Trusts will pass the contact details of eligible mother to the trained FAB peer support administrator based at Dorset. This transfer of data is via a secure NHS email system. You can choose not to have your details shared by speaking to your midwife or a member of the FAB team.

Your personal data will be stored on our secure encrypted FAB database and will only be shared with the FAB peer support community team to allow for on-going community support.

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting FAB. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for doing so in law.

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO) to oversee our compliance under the General Data Protection Regulation and our responsibilities as a service provider. If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact the DPO at INFO@FAMILIESANDBABIES.ORG.UK

What do we hold?

We record personal contact details including Mothers name, address, and telephone number.

Record of support given at key stages is documented and includes; type of support given i.e. (hospital, home visit, telephone), brief summary of discussion, baby’s date of birth and feeding methods at key stages from birth to 6 weeks.

We may also collect; mothers age, ethnicity and smoking status to help with anonymous statistical information for commissioners.

How do we store data?

Information is stored on a secure, encrypted, database and all paper records are disposed of through a confidential waste system.

Your rights

You have the right to:

  • Request a copy of your personal information
  • Check your information is being handled correctly
  • Raise a concern
  • Ask for your records to be removed


Please contact a member of your local FAB team to request any of the above (Contact details are on the front page)