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Note: ‘Us’ refers to Blue Sky Fostering ‘You’, ‘User(s)’, ‘Visitor’ refers to any person who uses this website. This website is owned and controlled by Blue Sky Fostering.
We collect information about you when you submit an enquiry form, send us a message via the website or sign up to an event. This information includes contact details such as your name, email address, telephone number and postal address. By continuing with the enquiry process Blue Sky Fostering will be required to collect data categorised as sensitive personal data to help us understand your current situation as a potential foster carer, this may include but is not limited to your gender, marital status, sexuality, age, health and related experience. The enquiry process includes submitting an enquiry form via the website, email enquiries, telephone enquiries, attending an event and the initial home visit.
Website visit information is collected using cookies. This information lets us keep track of “how many” times users are doing specific things – like visiting our site each month or what they are searching for – without being able to personally identify the user (unless they specifically tell us). More information on Cookies and how to restrict these is available below.
We collect information about you to process your enquiry and contact you about becoming a foster carer with Blue Sky Fostering. You will be contacted by a member of the recruitment team by telephone and email to talk through your enquiry and to arrange an initial home visit should you wish to progress your enquiry.
We use the non-identifiable information gained from website cookies to analyse trends and statistics on the way users use the website. We use all this information to improve our content, plan site enhancements, and measure overall site effectiveness.
We will use information to record your attendance at a Blue Sky Fostering event which forms a part of the enquiry process.
We will use contact details provided on the message form to reply to a message you send us via the website. If you go on to make an enquiry into becoming a foster carer the information you have provided will go on to be included as part of the enquiry process.
Your identifiable information will be stored securely by Blue Sky Fostering on both electronic and cloud based databases. Our cloud based databases are provided by Social Care Network Solutions Limited and are controlled and accessed by Blue Sky Fostering. Our IT services providers Objective Computing Limited have limited access to some electronic databases. All of our outsourced service providers comply with GDPR to ensure data is stored confidentiality and securely.
Your information given to Blue Sky Fostering at the enquiry stage will be stored for a maximum of 1year and 1month from the date of enquiry. This is to allow Blue Sky Fostering to report to the Government Department OFSTED on yearly enquiry figures. No personal data is transferred to OFSTED as part of this report.
If you receive an Initial Home Visit (IHV) your personal data will be stored for a period of 10 years. If you decide to enquire to foster with Blue Sky Fostering again; the information obtained in the IHV will inform part of the enquiry process.
Our databases are confidential and your data will never be sold to any third parties.
By making an enquiry you are agreeing to receive information on becoming a Foster Carer with Blue Sky Fostering. You will be contacted by our recruitment team by telephone and/ or email.
You may opt out of receiving this information at a later date by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or by following the unsubscribe link on a newsletter.
You have a right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email us at email@example.com You may ask us to correct or remove any information you think is inaccurate.
If you would like to have your personally-identifiable information removed from Blue Sky Fostering’s databases please email firstname.lastname@example.org We are required to hold residual information regarding enquiries, but this will not contain personally-identifiable information.