Name: Kent & Medway Information Sharing Agreement
Description: Kent & Medway Information Sharing Agreement

Kent & Medway Information Sharing Agreement

Kent & Medway information Partnership

We are a group of local authorities and other public bodies who have joined together in an information sharing  arrangement. Sharing personal information is crucial to the successful delivery of local services. The Agreement we have all signed provides for openness and transparency in information sharing, as well as appropriate governance and support, which assists us to share personal information lawfully, safely and securely.

Why we share personal information

One of the most important things that the Agreement does is set out the broad reasons why we share personal information. This means we will only share personal information for legitimate purposes. They are:

  • To provide direct health or social care to individuals, including mental healthcare;
  • To maximise individuals’ access to benefits;
  • To support individuals in, or into, employment;
  • To assist individuals with housing and enforce housing standards;
  • To support individuals who are homeless;
  • For reasons of environmental protection;
  • To help individuals who have been identified as at risk, or who may be so identified;
  • To address fuel poverty and water poverty;
  • To provide counselling services;
  • To safeguard vulnerable adults;
  • To support vulnerable families;
  • To safeguard children and young people;
  • To support or improve educational provision;
  • To detect, prevent or provide assistance in cases of domestic abuse;
  • To enforce professional standards;
  • To support the Prevent Strategy;
  • To aid with the detection or prevention of crime;
  • To support Liaison and Diversion Schemes;
  • For reasons related to the detection and prevention of terrorism;
  • To aid with the detection and prevention of non-criminal acts that are nevertheless unlawful;
  • To address anti-social behaviour;
  • To support release from custodial settings;
  • To improve the efficiency of service provision;
  • To improve operational efficiency;
  • For reasons of public safety and emergency planning;
  • To assist emergency responders;
  • For research purposes;
  • To calculate and levy tax and to investigate matters relating to tax;
  • To combat fraud;
  • For purposes of immigration control;
  • For purposes related to inquests or investigations by Coroners;
  • To facilitate reimbursement of costs or to apply charges for services

How we share information lawfully, safely and securely

The Agreement reflects the updated protection of personal information in the General Data Protection Regulation and the UK Data Protection Act 2018. It enables us to share information only when:

  • we have proper reasons to share and use personal information (linked to the purposes above), and we share only the information relevant to and adequate for those purposes;
  • we tell individuals why and how we will share their information, including identifying for them (and for ourselves) the lawful basis for sharing the information;
  • we ensure that the personal information is factually accurate;
  • we store personal information for the minimum time necessary for the purposes for which the information was obtained;
  • we take practical steps to prevent loss of or damage to the personal information; and
  • we adopt good governance and record keeping procedures concerning our use of personal information.

For further information on the Kent & Medway Information Sharing Agreement or to join the Kent & Medway Information Partnership, please contact Marie Kelly-Stone marie.kelly-stone@dartford.gov.uk

Signatories to the K&MISA

 Electoral Registration OfficerHousing AssociationsNHS OrganisationsOther Public BodiesLocal AuthoritiesOther OrganisationsAcademies/Nurseries/Schools/Universities  
       Addaction Kent  
Dartford District     Her Majesty Prison Elmley   Arc4

Beltinge Day Nursery

Canterbury District     HMP Maidstone    Bennett Memorial Diocesan School
   Choices Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust Her Majesty Prison and Youth Offender Institute East Sutton Park  Ashford Borough Council Ashdown Medway Accommodation Trust Bower Grove School
     Home Office Immigration Enforcement   Ashford Partnership Against Crime   
     Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board    
  Clarion Housing East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust Kent Fire & Rescue Service Canterbury City Council Blue Light Project
Burnt Oak Primary School
        Canterbury Christchurch University
   East Kent Housing Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust Kent Police Dartford Borough Council
Canterbury Diocesan Board of Finance
Deanwood Primary School
       Carers First Delce Academy (Castle Trust)
        Dover Christchurch Academy
        Dover Grammar School for Boys
        Dover Grammar School for Girls
        Enterprise Learning Alliance
   Golding Homes Ltd Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust Kent Search & Rescue (Lowland) Dover District Council Caring Hands in the Community ​ Fairlight Glen ISS Herne Bay
     National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)   Citizens Advice in North and West Kent Fort Pitt Grammar School
       Citizens Advice Tunbridge Wells & District Greenacre
        Hadlow Rural Community School
        Hillview School for Girls
        Herne Bay High School
        Hugh Christie School
        Hundred of Hoo
        Kent College Canterbury
        Learning Opportunities Limited
        Mascalls Academy
        Meadows School
        New Road Primary School
        Oaks Primary Academy
        Oasis Academy Skinner Street
    Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust   Folkestone & Hythe District Council   Rainham Mark Grammar School
        Rivermead
   Hyde Group Medway Community Healthcare   Gravesham Borough Council DAVSS
Riverside Primary School & Nursery ​
       Dover Outreach centre Rochester Grammar
        Sandwich Technology School
        Sir Joseph Williamson Mathematical School
        St Anselm's Catholic School
   MHS Homes Medway NHS Foundation Trust   Kent County Council D-TAC
St Benedict's Catholic Primary School ​
        St Edmund's Catholic School
    North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT)   London Borough of Bexley   St Gregory's Catholic School
   Moat NHS Dartford Gravesham & Swanley CCG   Maidstone Borough Council   St Helens Church of England Primary School
        SuperJam Education in Music & Media
   Optivo NHS Swale CCG   Medway Council Dover Outreach Centre Temple Mill Primary School
        The Hayesbrook School
        The Holmesdale School
        The Judd School
        The Malling School
        The Robert Napier School
        The Rowans
        The Skinners' Academy
   Orbit    Sevenoaks District Council East Kent Rape Crisis Centre Thomas Aveling
        Tonbridge Grammar School
        Tonbridge School
   Peabody      Tree Tops Primary Academy
        Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School
        Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys
        Two Bridges School
        University of Kent
       Family Matters Walderslade Girls School
       Folkestone Rainbow Centre  
   Sanctuary     Forward Trust Will Adams Centre
   Town & Country Housing Group    Swale Borough Council G-Safe Weald of Kent Grammar School
   West Kent Housing Association    Thanet District Council Global Generation Church ​  
       House of Mercy Homeless Hostel  
       Inspire  
      Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council Invicta Health CIC  
      Tunbridge Wells Borough Council   
       Kent Association for the Blind  
       Look Ahead Support and Care  
       Maidstone Mediation Scheme   
       Medway Voluntary Action  
       My Trust  
       Oasis Domestic Abuse Service  
      
One Big Family ​
 
       One Maidstone Business Improvement District  
       Open Road  
       Pathways to Independence  
       Pie Factory Music  
       Porchlight  
       Protection Against Stalking  
      
Restorative Solutions CIC
 
       Safer Medway Partnership  
      
Sateda ​
 
       Sevenoaks and District Business Crime Prevention Partnership  
       Skills Training UK ​  
       St Giles Trust  
       St Stephens  Church Tonbridge  
       Thanet Safe Ltd  
       The Education People  
       The Forward Trust  
      
The Riverside Group Ltd
 
       Tonbridge Baptist Church  
       Tunbridge Wells Safe Town Partnership  
      
Turning Point ​
 
       Victim Support  
       Virgin Care Limited  
      
West Kent Mediation ​
 
       
Last Updated: 06th December 2019 Print Link