Data matching and fraud prevention

We are required by law to protect the public funds we administer. We may share information provided to us with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud.

The Cabinet Office is responsible for carrying out data matching exercises under the National Fraud Initiative (NFI), and requires us to submit information to it as part of this.

Read the full Privacy Notice for data matching

Families First

Family First is part of the government’s national programme aimed at improving the lives of families struggling to cope and support them to play a stable role in their own communities.

Working closely with our partner organisations ensures that services are more joined up. This helps us to:

  • identify families who are eligible for help and support
  • ensure services across a range of organisations are coordinated and focussed on families with the most pressing and complex needs
  • participate in local and national research to assess how well the programme is working in delivering better long term outcomes for families and in making services more effective

Read the full Privacy Notice for Families First

Children in Bolton

We use information about children if we provide services to them, this helps us to carry out specific functions we're responsible for, such as the assessment of any special educational needs. Data may be processed on behalf of us by other selected organisations. We also use the information to analyse statistics to inform decisions, for example the funding of schools and to assess the performance of schools and set targets for them. The statistics are used in such a way that individual children cannot be identified from them.

Read the full Privacy Notice for children in Bolton.


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