Personal information charter

What data we collect, how we use it, keep it safe and how to let us know of any changes.

Youth Justice Board privacy policy

We collect certain information or data about you when you use Youth Justice Board (YJB) content on GOV.UK.

We commit to protect your privacy. Our YJB Privacy Notice (PDF, 109KB, 4 pages) explains:

  • how we use the information we collect about you
  • how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of that information
  • procedures that we have in place to safeguard your privacy

The information below also applies to visitors to this website.

Our use of cookies and other information gathering technologies

GOV.UK puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

This privacy policy only applies to YJB content on GOV.UK. When you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policy.

How to contact the YJB

We welcome your views about our website and our privacy policy. If you would like to contact us with any queries or comments, please send an email to or write to:

Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
102 Petty France

Third party research

We may occasionally provide your information to third party agencies that we commission for research and analysis purposes. This is so we can fulfil our statutory functions. We or our agents and sub-contractors may contact you to ask if you want to take part in our research (e.g. asking you to complete a survey or an interview). We may contact you by:

  • post
  • email
  • telephone
  • your preferred mode of communication

If you do not wish to take part in a particular research study, please let us know when we contact you.

Changes to privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review. If it changes we will update the content of this policy.

Access to your information and updating and correcting your information

You have a right under the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation 2018 to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all your personal information, you should contact us using any of the methods we provided above.

We may charge for this service and we aim to respond within 30 days of receiving your request.

Data retention

Your data is stored for the period permissible by the applicable legislation and regulation. The retention of data is reviewed every 2 years.

Data transfers outside the European Economic Area (EEA)

Because the internet is global, the information you provide may travel through countries outside the EEA. Even if these countries don’t protect data in the same way as set out in this policy, we will take steps to keep your information secure.