Data Protection Statement

Data Protection Statement

We collect personal data on Consent Forms prior to all courses.

Why we collect it?

Thurston OEC collects the information on Consent Forms to ensure the safety and wellbeing of course participants.

Who we might share it with.

We will not share the information with anyone – except medical professionals in the event of a need for treatment.

What we do with the information.

The information will be securely stored at the centre during the course and afterwards will be scanned and stored on the South Tyneside Council secure servers. The information is used to help in the planning and provision of appropriate activities and locations, and for safety management.

How long we keep it.

Information provided on this form will be kept for the time required by the Limitation Act 1990. (I.e. 7 years for adults, until a young person reaches the age of 25, or for 99 years in the case of Looked After Children.) The original paper copies will be destroyed at the end of the course.

How people can access their personal information.

If you wish to access the personal information that we hold you should contact Thurston OEC via email or phone 015394 41218.

National CSE Awareness Day 2018

National CSE Awareness Day on the 18 March 2018,

will see the world unite to highlight the issues surrounding CSE.

Encouraging everyone to


and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships

with children or children developing inappropriate relationships with other children.


Stop CSE awareness day & LSCB 2018


Take the opportunity to help raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation by:

  • Writing a personal pledge on your hands to show support for our Helping Hands campaign.
  • Post your photo on social media with the hashtag #HelpingHands and #CSEDay18
  • to help us raise awareness of CSE
  • Visit for more information

Best Start in Life Campaign

We’re working to give the children of South Tyneside the best start in life.

We want South Tyneside’s children and families to have the best start in life and aspire to a bright and prosperous future. To ensure everyone reaches their full potential, we will work together to provide the best possible learning and recreation opportunities, with targeted protection, care and support for those in greatest need.

We are dedicated to helping members of the public, staff, members and partners understand our vision and how we deliver outcomes for children within one overarching strategy.

By promoting our wide range of services for children and families to the public, including how they can access them easily and quickly, we are supporting families to engage and support themselves.

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