Armed Forces Wales

National Wales Project

 

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) uses personal information to enable us to carry out services to support Local Authorities in their delivery of local Armed Forces Covenant Commitments.

In 2017 the WLGA received funding from the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant Fund to undertake a national project

The aim of this service is

  • raise awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant and the issues affecting the Armed Forces Community in Wales;
  • improve the availability of information about the Armed Forces Covenant for the Armed Forces Community in Wales;
  • improve communications relating to the Armed Forces Covenant in Wales made by/between local authorities; and
  • promote and share best practice.

The purpose of the microsite is to provide information to local authorities, the Armed Forces Community and the wider public on the Covenant and the work that local authorities in Wales are doing in relation to this agenda. As well as providing information on the Covenant and links to all local authorities in Wales, the site features a series of short films and case studies highlighting some of the work, projects and good practice which are ongoing in local authorities across Wales.

 

Regional Covenant Projects

The national Wales project works in conjunction with, make links to and compliments work already being undertaken by local authorities regionally; separate bids made by the five regions to the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant Fund were also successful.

The personal data processed as part of these services includes:

  • Photographs of contributors
  • Videos of contributors
  • Case studies of experiences provided, including data if appropriate
  • Contact form for people to provide email and name for further information

This information is either provided to us directly or via other public authorities in line with their data sharing which will be stipulated within their privacy notices.

The UK’s third generation of data protection law replaces the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 2018 Act accepts the standards and obligations set by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and, where GDPR allows, makes specific provisions relevant to the UK.

We will use personal information provided only for purposes consistent with the reason it was provided to WLGA.  All information is retained in line with WLGA’s Data retention policies.

 

Information we process is processed under the following Schedule(s):

Article 6 condition

Consent – Art 6(1)(a)

Processing is necessary for the purpose of the Legitimate Interests pursue by the data controller – Art 6(1)(f)

 

There may be occasions when we are legally obliged to share information with other public sector agencies.  Further details of this will be outlined within the WLGA’s Data Protection Policies.

If you would like a copy of the information that we hold and share about you please contact the Data Protection Officer, WLGA email dataprotection@wlga.gov.uk or complete an Individual Right request form.

To access the WLGA’s full Privacy Policy please click here