This page describes our policies on Safeguarding and Data Protection
WAND works to clear safeguarding principles based on the BCP and Dorset’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Board principles and procedures.
What we will do if someone tells us they are being harmed or abused:
- Stay calm and listen to them.
- Take what we are being told seriously.
- Offer support to help them stop the abuse happening.
- Be aware that medical or other evidence might be needed so keep the evidence safe.
- Write down what the person tells us in their own words.
- Contact Adult Social Services or the Police at once.
We will not
- Ask the person for more details.
- Assume that someone else is aware of the situation and will take action.
- Contact the person alleged to have caused harm.
- Promise to keep it a secret.
- Be afraid to contact Adult Social Services or Police to discuss it.
If you are being abused or harmed or suspect someone is being abused/harmed you can discuss your concerns by contacting Adult Social Services or the Police.
You can ask someone you trust to contact them for you. If you think someone may be at immediate risk of serious harm contact the Police.
Our contact details
Name: Women’s Action Network Dorset
The type of personal information we collect
We currently collect and process the following information:
- Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name and email address)
- General unidentifiable information (for example your hobbies, interests, background, heritage)
- Feedback, opinions, stories or issues that are raised with us as part of our work
- Social media followers, website visitor statistics and newsletter recipients
How we get the personal information and why we have it
The personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for the following reasons:
- So that we may correspond with you about our work
The general, non-identifiable information we process is also provided to us directly by you for the following reasons:
- So that we can create ‘themes’ of issues raised and stories that we here to inform our work
- So that we can bring these themes anonymously to the attention of relevant people and bodies/agencies on behalf of the population of women in Dorset or specific communities but not individuals
We use the general information that you have given us in order to carry out our organisational mission and aims and to implement our strategy.
We may share general, unidentifiable, thematic information with decision makers, stakeholders, agencies or influencers.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:
(a) Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting WANDDorset@gmail.com
(b) We have a legitimate interest.
How we store your personal information
Your information is securely stored in our online file storage system in digital format only. Access to these folders is restricted to personnel with the authority to process the information for the reasons outlined above. We do not keep any other form of information about people with whom we interact.
We keep personal and general information for seven years. We will then dispose your information by deleting all relevant files.
Your data protection rights
Under data protection law, you have rights including:
Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.
Please contact us at WANDDorset@gmail.com you wish to make a request.
How to complain
If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at WANDDorset@gmail.com
You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.
The ICO’s address:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk