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Learning Disabilities Census


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

To deliver an audit of learning disability services for people with challenging behaviour, by taking a snapshot of care being provided, the number of people being cared for outside their local area (out of area placements) and the length of time they have been in residential care. This supports the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in meeting the recommendations of 'Transforming Care: A national response to Winterbourne View Hospital' and the 'Concordat: Programme of Action', to improve the care of this group of service users.

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 20 years 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
  • Cross Object to it being processed or used
  • Cross Know if a decision was made by a computer rather than a person
How can you withdraw your consent?

Consent not the basis for processing

Is the data subject to decisions made solely by computers? (automated decision making) No
Where does this data come from? Learning Disability Census 2013, 2014 and 2015
The legal basis for collecting this data

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