Mind the Dad Privacy Notice

Mind the Dad Privacy Notice

This information sheet explains what data of yours we use to provide the service, how we use it and what rights you have.

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, provider of the Mind The Dad service, is the data Controller of the data collected about you, your partner and your baby. If you have any questions about how we use your information you can contact us at:

  • Eloise Stevens, eloise.stevens@annafreud.org.uk, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, 4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH.
  • Mindthedad@annafreud.org

Our Data Protection Officer is Susan Henry: DPO@annafreud.org, 020 7794 2313

We are working with an NHS organisation to find new Dads who may want to receive the service and they provide us with some information about you unless you contact us directly using our referral form.

The South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, Springfield University Hospital, 61 Glenburnie Rd, London, SW17 7DJ

We will use information from you, about your background, feelings about being a new parent and any problems you may be experiencing. This will be collected in the referral form you complete, at an initial assessment meeting, throughout the programme you receive and in a meeting after the programme with the Mind the Dad team.

We will keep the data until your child’s 25th birthday, which is the standard length of time we keep our records for. We will also let your GP know that you have used our service and provide them a summary of the outcome.

When we use your data you have certain rights and these are summarised below, but you can read more about them on the information commissioners website (https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/) or ask a member of the Mind The Dad team about them.

  1. The right to be informed about what we are doing with your data, this information sheet explains that.
  2. The right of access – you may ask us for a copy of the information we hold about you. This is called a Subject Access Request (SAR)
  3. The right to rectification – if any data about you is inaccurate or out of date you can ask us to correct it.
  4. The right to erasure – in certain circumstances you can ask us to delete your data.
  5. The right to limit use of your data – in certain circumstances you can ask us to stop processing your data.
  6. The right to object to use of your data – this applies in some circumstances.
  7. The right to data portability – an easily transferable copy of your data, this generally refers to online services, but we can provide a copy.

You can ask any of the team or contact the Data Protection Officer (DPO) if you want to discuss these rights or make a request to see your data. Contact details are at the top of this notice.


If you feel we may not be handling your data appropriately, or if you have any queries or concerns about this, you can contact us, dpo@annafreud.org and if you are not satisfied or want to make a complaint about our data handling you can contact the  Information Commissioner, https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us