Emergency planning

3. Fair processing notice for supporting vulnerable people in an emergency

Supporting vulnerable people in an emergency - Privacy Notice

In an emergency such as a fire, flood or snow event we work with partner organisations (who include emergency services, physical health, mental health, district and borough councils, Surrey County Council and social care providers) across Surrey to identify people who are known to these services, and who may become vulnerable during such events.

We continuously strive to improve the way in which we collate this data, so that help and support can reach those in need, quickly.

How are we doing this?

We are using technology to automate the collation of data and to improve its quality and readiness in the event of an emergency.

What does this mean for you?

  • Your information will continue to remain private and secure and will only be accessed if there's a possibility that your welfare may be compromised, due to an emergency so that appropriate help and support can be provided.
  • Working in this way will enable emergency staff to locate potentially known vulnerable people sooner.

Other emergency planning links

For details about the emergency planning process please see our Surrey's Local Resilience Forum (Surrey County Council website).

If you would like to know more about this initiative, please contact the Vulnerable People Reporting System Project Team via surreyvulnerablepeople@surreycc.gov.uk.

Our general procedures for processing data

Our general fair processing notice page.