The Realigning Children’s Services website is managed by the Scottish Government. This privacy notice explains our commitment to your privacy when using the site. It explains what information we collect, how we use and store it and what your rights are.

Details of the survey’s privacy notice are also available.

What information do we collect and why?

You can choose to provide your personal details, such as your name or email address, if you want to ask us a question or provide feedback. We will reply to you if you’ve asked us to.

This site places small files, known as ‘cookies’, onto your computer to collect information about how you browse. These cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. The information collected will include IP Address, pages visited, browser type and operating system. We use Google Analytics to help us understand how people use the site and what improvements may be needed.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or

All information collected through this website helps to deliver the public task of improving services for children.

How we store information

We store your information on secure computer systems. Any personal data you choose to provide can only be viewed by authorised people within the Scottish Government. We only keep your information on our systems for as long as we need to – when we no longer require your information, we’ll delete it.

All information we get through cookies and analytics will be treated in confidence. We will not share your information with third parties, unless we’re required to by law.

Your rights

You have a right of access to any personal data we hold about you, by making a Subject Access Request (SAR).

In addition, if you believe that the data we hold is inaccurate or incomplete you can ask us to update our records. If you are unhappy with the way in which we process your personal data you can request that we stop or restrict the processing we complete using your personal data or ask us to delete the personal data we hold about you.

Should you wish to find out more about the information we hold about you, or about our privacy notice, please contact us:


Data Protection Officer
Victoria Quay
Commercial Street


In some circumstances we may not be able to comply with your request. This is because some of these rights are conditional and can only be applied in certain circumstances and/or where there is no compelling reason to continue to process your personal data.

Find out more about your rights on the Information Commissioner’s site.