Children on file at Swindon Council

Children on file at Swindon Council

Children on file at Swindon Council

First published in News

SWINDON Council has confirmed that the personal details of 46,000 children are on a schools database put together by contractor Capita.

The information includes school attended, age and address of the child, educational attainment, attendance and exclusion records, entitlement to free school meals and transport and other support services.

A total of 68 schools in Swindon automatically add information to the database via their own systems.

A spokesman for the council said information can only go one way, from the school to the database and there have been no breaches of the data policy to date.

Contrary to a report in the Sunday Times, he said no outside agencies could access the database.

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12:16pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Inda UK says...

A one way database is not a database, it's a rubbish bin. What's the point of collecting this useless data if it's not going to be used?

Breeches? Like Jodhpurs?

There have been no _known_ breaches.

Once data is out, you cannot put it back. Stop collecting it like train numbers. There's no need.
A one way database is not a database, it's a rubbish bin. What's the point of collecting this useless data if it's not going to be used? Breeches? Like Jodhpurs? There have been no _known_ breaches. Once data is out, you cannot put it back. Stop collecting it like train numbers. There's no need. Inda UK
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12:36pm Tue 20 Nov 12

cherryblossom says...

So is there anyway we can stop school passing this data on? Surely we have the right to get this information removed from The council database, as long as the school have my childs information that is fine because I provide it to them and ONLY them!
So is there anyway we can stop school passing this data on? Surely we have the right to get this information removed from The council database, as long as the school have my childs information that is fine because I provide it to them and ONLY them! cherryblossom
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4:22pm Tue 20 Nov 12

dc the 2nd says...

OMG children's names are on a database!

Thats it turn the internet off. Right now.

Or perhaps parents could get a grip.
OMG children's names are on a database! Thats it turn the internet off. Right now. Or perhaps parents could get a grip. dc the 2nd
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8:31am Wed 21 Nov 12

Always Grumpy says...

Isn't the real problem people can't trust Swindon Council to safeguard secure information? I wouldn't trust this council farther than I could throw them - they have shown themselves to be incompetent on so many occasions in the past.
Isn't the real problem people can't trust Swindon Council to safeguard secure information? I wouldn't trust this council farther than I could throw them - they have shown themselves to be incompetent on so many occasions in the past. Always Grumpy
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9:25am Wed 21 Nov 12

cherryblossom says...

dc the 2nd wrote:
OMG children's names are on a database! Thats it turn the internet off. Right now. Or perhaps parents could get a grip.
Its not about getting a grip mate its about protecting our children, I never gave permission for my childrens information to be given to someone else, and what is to stop capita selling this information on at a later date? so wind your neck in!
[quote][p][bold]dc the 2nd[/bold] wrote: OMG children's names are on a database! Thats it turn the internet off. Right now. Or perhaps parents could get a grip.[/p][/quote]Its not about getting a grip mate its about protecting our children, I never gave permission for my childrens information to be given to someone else, and what is to stop capita selling this information on at a later date? so wind your neck in! cherryblossom
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10:03am Wed 21 Nov 12

dc the 2nd says...

There have been no policy breaches, but lets say they were and someone got hold of the names and addresses of children, wow they might realise children live in houses, in towns. Shock.

I'm so tired of entitled parents (like you) wanting the world to be flat just because there little darlings are special. If having details shared is the worst thing that happens to them then you should count yourselves lucky.

Oh and i assume you wont let them online or have access to a mobile phone until they are 18? if not then you're worse than the council will ever be. Read that off my extended neck.
There have been no policy breaches, but lets say they were and someone got hold of the names and addresses of children, wow they might realise children live in houses, in towns. Shock. I'm so tired of entitled parents (like you) wanting the world to be flat just because there little darlings are special. If having details shared is the worst thing that happens to them then you should count yourselves lucky. Oh and i assume you wont let them online or have access to a mobile phone until they are 18? if not then you're worse than the council will ever be. Read that off my extended neck. dc the 2nd
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