Consent for sensitive personal data processing

UWE Bristol's Student Support and Wellbeing Service (SSW) may need to request your permission to let us share your personal data in relation to Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) funded Non-Medical Helper Support. This page explains sensitive personal data processing consent.

In addition to the normal data processing that UWE Bristol carries out, we may need to transfer or share information or documentation relating to your Non-Medical Helper support to the Disabled Students’ Allowance Quality Assurance Group (“the auditor”). This is so that the auditor can audit the University’s internal processes for dealing with the delivery of Non-Medical Helper support services.

These audits play an important part of ensuring that UWE Bristol is complying with all relevant legislation, internal and external guidance. The compliance is vital to the University so we can properly provide Non-Medical Helper support services, as recommended in your needs assessment report.

The information that we are proposing to share with the auditor is a copy of documentation such as your timesheet and the invoice to the funding body for the delivery of your Non-Medical Helper support. As you will be aware, this includes the following information about you:

  • Your identity
  • The type of Non-Medical Helper support you receive
  • That you’re attending UWE Bristol and your course information

This information includes personal data and sensitive personal data as defined under the Data Protection Act 1998.

As the proposed sharing/transfer includes sensitive personal data (in this instance, disability-related information about you), we require your consent before we are legally permitted to provide the auditor with your information, if selected as a student sample.

The personal data provided to the auditor would only be processed for the specific purpose of carrying out the audit of Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) funded Non-Medical Helper support provided by UWE Bristol. The data or Non-Medical Helper support information would not be retained by the auditor once the audit of the organisation had been completed and accredited by the Disabled Students’ Allowance Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG).

UWE Bristol will hold this consent for the duration of the audit process. This is alongside any other forms of consent that you have provided to us for our other current data processing activities concerning your personal and sensitive personal data.

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