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 from mothers birthing at local Hospital trusts who have initiated breastfeeding.
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?
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 our trained peer support administrator, based at Leyland.
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 Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for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.
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)