Privacy Policy


At Autism Plus Specialist Employment Services, we are dedicated to protecting your data and storing it safely and securely. This Privacy Policy outlines our commitment to data protection, ensuring compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR).

Autism Plus is registered as a Charity (No. 518591) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 02098193).

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding data protection.

Data Controller

Autism Plus Specialist Employment Services is the data controller for the purposes of data protection regulations.

Data Collection and Purpose

We collect relevant personal data to support our functions, including but not limited to:

Personal Information: Name, address, email address, telephone number(s)
Employment and Education History
Statutory Obligations: Criminal convictions, right to work in the UK
Information from Third Parties: References, government/statutory bodies

We process this data to meet statutory obligations, contractual obligations, safeguarding requirements, and legitimate interests. The data helps us prevent fraud, manage administrative tasks, and report potential crimes. We comply with the following legislations: Data Protection Act 1998, Human Rights Act 1998, Public Records Act 1958, UK GDPR, and The Data Protection Act 2018.

Data Collection Sources

We collect data through various sources, including:

  • From individuals directly, through applications, CV’s, and other forms
  • Third parties, such as references and professional referees
  • Government and statutory bodies when required by law

Data Storage and Security

We take data storage and security seriously. All data is stored securely. Information is retained for the duration of your involvement with Autism Plus Employment Services and for 6 months afterward to protect our legal position in the event of legal proceedings. Some data is retained longer due to legal requirements (e.g., personal injury information for 6 years). We have data policies in place to ensure secure handling, storage, and disposal of data.

Data Processing Purposes

Data is processed to meet statutory obligations, safeguarding, contractual requirements, and the legitimate interests of Autism Plus Specialist Employment Services. Managers and relevant personnel may access the data as needed to fulfill their roles.

Data Sharing and Access

Access to your data is restricted to individuals within our organisation who require it for legitimate purposes. We do not share your data with third parties without your consent, unless required by statutory or legal obligations.

Data Subject Rights

As a data subject, you have rights, including:

  • The right to access your data
  • The right to rectify incorrect or incomplete data
  • The right to request the deletion or restriction of data processing
  • The right to object to data processing in certain circumstances

Consequences of Not Providing Data

Failure to provide required personal data may impact our ability to fulfill contractual obligations, pursue the legitimate aims of our organisation, or comply with legal duties.

Complaints and Requests

If you have any data-related requests, concerns, or complaints, please contact our Data Protection Officer:

Christine Lunney
Phone: 01405 812128
Address: Fieldside Court, 3 Field Road, Thorne, Doncaster, DN8 4AG

You may also contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you’re unsatisfied with our response.


If you’ve consented, we will contact you based on your preferences. We won’t contact you against your wishes. You can update your preferences at any time. We won’t share your information without consent.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to external sites. Once you leave our site, we can’t control the privacy practices of other websites. Review the privacy statements of linked websites.

Changes to this Policy

This policy was last updated in November 2023 and is periodically reviewed.

Contact Information

Phone: 0114 3840284
Head Office Address: The Exchange Brewery, 2 Bridge Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8NS

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