Newark and Sherwood Homes Limited
Kelham Hall, Kelham
Newark On Trent,
Notts, NG23 5QX
Tel: 0845 258 5550

Newark and Sherwood Homes

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Data Protection

 What is the Data Protection Act, 1998?

 The Data Protection Act 1998 was brought into force on 1st March 2000 and works in two ways. You have the right to know what information is held about you by Newark and Sherwood Homes (us).

We must be open about how the information is used and must follow the eight principles of 'good information handling', which state that data must be: processed fairly and lawfully; processed for limited purposes; adequate, relevant and not excessive; accurate and up-to-date; not kept for longer than is necessary; processed in accordance with the data subject's rights; secure; and not transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) without protection.

What information is covered by the Act?

Subject to certain exemptions, you have the right to be told whether any information is held about you and a right to a copy of the information, together with a list of disclosures which may have taken place. Information from which someone else can be identified will not be given unless that other person agrees to disclosure. 


There are a number of exemptions to the Act. If an exemption applies then we may not have to supply the information. A full list of exemptions and further guidance is available from the Information Commissioners Office: Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.   Each case is judged on individual circumstances where exemptions may or may not apply.

How do I make a request?

Making a request under the Data Protection Act is easy.  By law, all you have to do is:

It is helpful to say how you want the information to be sent to you, for example by email, a photocopy or printout, or you want to inspect the record in person. We have a 40 calendar day deadline to respond to requests but we aim to respond sooner wherever possible.

Ask for Assistance

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a duty to provide reasonable assistance to anyone wanting to make a request. Therefore you can ask for assistance if you have a disability that prevents you from making a written request.





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