Effective Interventions Privacy Notice

Effective Interventions is a way of working with families who are experiencing multiple problems, to help them achieve their goals.

In the past, when families experienced a number of difficulties, they would have a number of professionals, plans and appointments. This could be confusing.

The Effective Interventions approach means that if you have multiple problems, we with work with our partners so that:

  • only those workers that need to be are involved with your family
  • we will try to limit the number of visits you receive from workers and/or the number of meetings you and your family need to attend
  • you are asked as a family what your goals are
  • you only have one, clear plan to help you achieve your goals.

To be able to achieve this, Hartlepool Borough Council and it's partners may need to share your personal information. The sharing of information will most often happen at meetings which you and your family will be invited.

Partners involved with us

The following services are working with us to work more effectively with families:

  • Children's Centre
  • Early Help Services
  • Children's Social Care
  • Adult Social Care
  • Health providers i.e. GPs, Health Visitors, Midwives, Mental Health Services, Drug and Alcohol Services, 
  • North East Ambulance Service
  • DWP, Jobcentre Plus, Benefits
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Thirteen Housing Group and other social landlords
  • Cleveland Police
  • Durham and Tees Valley Probation Service, Hartlepool Youth Offending Service
  • Cleveland Fire and Rescue Service
  • Hartlepool Nurseries, Schools, Colleges and other education providers.

Evaluation of Effective Interventions: National Impact Study

To help us understand whether Effective Interventions is helping families and is a good use of public money, the Department for Communities and Local Government would like to combine personal data held by us and our partners (such as names and dates of birth) which information routinely collected by Government Departments.

The progress of families who work with us and our partners will be compared with those who have not. This will give them information on how effective we have been in helping families and will be used to improve our services.

Any personal data (names, dates of birth and addresses) will be removed before it is given to the organisation carrying out the research (Office for National Statistics). Your personal data will be destroyed at the end of the research.

This means it will be impossible for anyone to identify you or your family.

The combined data on your progress cannot be shared with Hartlepool Borough Council or used to make decisions about you.

It will not affect any benefits, services or treatment you may be entitled to.

All data will be transferred, handled and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Legally binding agreements are in place between Hartlepool Borough Council, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Office for National Statistics and agreements are in place between Government departments to ensure that all parties comply with the strict rules on handling, transferring, storing and destroying the data under the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you would like more information about this research project, or would like to opt out, please contact 01429 273132.