Partnerships and programmes

This privacy notice sets out the data processing practices carried out through the employment programme related activities of our functional area within Advocacy, Impact & Partnerships Directorate.

The purpose of processing

Leonard Cheshire works with and for disabled people to deliver impactful programmes, build meaningful relationships and create inclusive communities which enable individuals to live the life they choose.

All the activity within our functional area meets one or more of the following purposes:

  • Delivering high quality and impactful support
  • Supporting disabled people into paid employment
  • Supporting disabled people into work experience and internships
  • Managing and supporting programme alumni
  • Supporting disabled people through providing Information and Advice and Guidance
  • Supporting disabled people to learn digital skills
  • Supporting organisations to be more inclusive and accessible

What data we process

We may process the following data from recruitment and onboarding, through to post completion of the programme:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact number
  • Email address
  • Date of Birth
  • NI number
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religious beliefs
  • Nature of your disability
  • How your disability affects your learning and/or employability
  • Adjustments required
  • Previous education and employment experience
  • Right to Work in the UK
  • Benefits you're in receipt of
  • Other services and support you receive

How we collect your data

We may collect information during our engagement with you directly and also through the following:

  •  Expressions of interest via Leonard Cheshire website
  • Programme applications
  • Passport or other identity documents (e.g. driving licence)
  • Correspondence with you via email or post
  • Telephone contact
  • Interviews, meetings or other assessments
  • Questionnaires and feedback forms

Why we need the data and what we do with it

The information we collect helps us to understand your needs in order to deliver the programme accordingly and to meet the requirements of funders.  The data processed will depend on the programme or contract being delivered.

We use your data in following ways:

  • Recruitment, including activities relating to interviewing and selecting prospective participants for enrolment onto the programme, including screening and assessment
  • To keep in touch in relation to the enrolled programme
  • To provide support and required adjustments to enable access to the programme
  • Contact with employers to arrange employment and work placements
  • Notifying applicants of further Leonard Cheshire employability programmes
  • Ongoing contact as part of our Alumni programme
  • To promote our employability programmes
  • To improve our existing provisions
  • Compliance with statutory/regulatory obligations
  • Managing any legal disputes
  • Prevention/detection of fraud, crime, or other unlawful conduct

We may share your data with the following, as required, in relation to the programme you have enrolled on:

  • Our management team, selected employer partners or contractors involved in recruitment activities
  • Our professional advisors for example solicitors and consultants, partners, suppliers and service providers
  • Funding partners
  • Accreditation providers
  • Relevant government departments
  • Police and law enforcement agencies
  • Tribunals/courts 

How long we keep the data

We will only retain your data for as long as is necessary or in accordance with legal requirements. How long we need to keep your personal data will depend on the purpose it was collected for, including to providing you with agreed services and to meet our legal and regulatory obligations.

For information on how long your data is stored please email

What are your rights?

You can find full details as to your rights in relation to data processing within the main section of the privacy policy.

For further information as to how we manage your data and for support with any rights requests, please email

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