Data protection legislation gives you the right to see personal information we hold about you. This is known as 'subject access'.
There are some exemptions to this right, but generally anyone making a request has the right to know whether we hold information about them and what this consists of.
The legislation also places a number of obligations on us about how we provide this information, and gives us a duty to provide advice or assistance to anyone seeking information (for example in order to explain what is readily available or to clarify what is wanted).
The legislation is enforced by the Information Commissioner, which regulates the Freedom of Information and Data Protection. More information can be found at the Information Commissioner's Office.
The legislation requires us to respond to requests within 30 days.
If you are going abroad and require a Police Certificate, or if you are going abroad to work with children, you should be asked to provide an International Child Protection Certificate.