London Social Work for Children (LSWC) is delivered by the London Innovation and Improvement Alliance, which is the Association of London Directors of Children’s Services (ALDCS) sector-led improvement partnership. The LSWC platform is run on behalf of the 33 local authorities in London.

London Councils is the data controller for LSWC. London Councils is registered with the Information Commissioners Office as a Data Controller (registration number Z7848067). All information is collected and processed in accordance with UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.

This LSWC privacy policy statement discloses the privacy practices for – how we use and look after your personal information. It applies solely to this website; links within this site to other websites are not covered by this privacy statement.

Information collection and use

The legal basis for processing your personal information is that of  ‘consent’

If you register/subscribe with LSWC we may capture the following personal data about you, based on your explicit consent:

  • Name

  • Email address

  • Telephone Number

  • Age

  • Gender

  • Ethnicity

  • Location

  • Education/Employment history

For protected characteristics such as Age, Gender, and Ethnicity, you are not obliged to give us this information to use LSWC and are able to select ‘Prefer not to say’.

Your personal data will only be used for the following purposes:

  • To send you tailored social work job opportunities in London (should you sign up to the website and subscribe to receive these opportunities). Your demographic information will be held solely for this purpose.

  • To send you the latest updates on LSWC (should you subscribe to receive them), including Newsletters and information on upcoming events.

  • To respond to a contact request (should you submit a request using the website’s contact form)

  • To troubleshoot any issues you have with accessing/navigating the LSWC website.

We may also collect your device’s IP address. This will not identify you as an individual to us and will not be used for any purposes beyond troubleshooting and improving the LSWC platform.

Your rights, access and control of your personal information

You have the right to see what information is held about you, have incorrect information corrected, and to have it removed.

Where we hold your personal information we’ll:

  • Provide records of what we hold when you request this from us

  • Correct it if it’s inaccurate, especially if you ask us to

  • Stop processing personal information where we can, and if you ask us to

  • Stop sending you mailing information when you ask us to (opt out)

To do this you can contact via email.

If you feel that your data has not been handled in accordance with the law, you may contact our Data Protection Officer by emailing You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office via  

Your personal information will be removed after six years of inactivity, or until such time as the data is reviewed by us or is removed at your request.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a text file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us to analyse data about web page traffic and to improve our application system order to tailor it to user needs.

We only use this information for statistical analysis. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better user experience across our websites. For further information about cookies visit

Session cookies - These cookies act as a reference to a unique session ID set by our website for the current browsing session. No personal data is stored in it. The session is ended when the cookie expires, or you log out of your account. The XSRF token protects the platform and yourself from cross-site request forgery attacks.

Data Storage

All data is stored on secure servers and processed in the United Kingdom.

Data Sharing

Your personal data will not be shared with anybody outside London Social Work for Children without your prior consent.

Notification of changes

LSWC reserves the right to change the privacy policy statement without notice. It is the responsibility of users to check this privacy statement regularly