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Mental Health of Children and Young People in Great Britain: GDPR information


Why and how we process your data in the Mental Health of Children and Young People in Great Britain and your rights.

Controller NHS Digital
How we use the information (processing activities)

The Mental Health of Children and Young People Survey records the prevalence of mental disorders among 2 to 19 year olds nationally. It is processed to monitor and improve the management of health and care services.

Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information? Yes
Who are recipients of this data?

See the data release register for more details.

Is data transferred outside the UK? No
How long the data is kept 3 years minimum after no longer required
Our lawful basis for holding this data Legal obligation
Your rights
  • Tick Be informed
  • Tick Get access to it
  • Tick Rectify or change it
  • Cross Erase or remove it
  • Tick Restrict or stop processing it
  • Cross Move, copy or transfer it
  • Tick Object to it being processed or used
  • Tick Know if a decision was made by a computer rather than a person
How can you withdraw your consent?

Yes - Via designated mailbox

Is the data subject to decisions made solely by computers? (automated decision making) No
Where does this data come from? Data subject
The legal basis for collecting this data

Legal obligation (Direction) and management of health and social care systems

Where NHS Digital uses this data


Health Surveys Service

We have the expertise and experience of running complex health surveys for other organisations, both local and national.