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Who We Are

Across the North West of England and beyond, our work is driven by a desire to improve the lives of young people. Youth Focus NW is a strategic hub with youth work values at the heart of every piece of work. We like to make things happen and our belief in young people, listening to their voices and moving from voice to power underpins everything.


YFNW Data Protection Policy

Privacy Notice – Networks

Youthfocus NW is a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee and is governed by a Board of Trustees.  This privacy policy explains how we use any contact information we collect about you when you join any of our networks or participate in our events.

Youthfocus NW is a strategic organisation that creates networking opportunities for professionals working with young people.  We need to collect contact information in order to carry out our work.  This information must be collected and dealt with appropriately and there are safeguards to ensure this under the General Data Protection Regulation May 2018.

Why do we collect your data?

  • We collect your contact details which may include email, contact address & number in order to keep our networks relevant and up to date. Where possible we will collect contact information that is in the public domain (for example Local Authority email addresses).  However, it is sometimes necessary to collect personal contact information and we will keep this to a minimum.
  • We will use your information to send you relevant information on policy and practice to support your work together with networking opportunities we believe would be of benefit to you.

How do we collect your data?

A data collection process

At meetings and events

You may contact us to ask us to add you to a mailing list

We will treat your data with the utmost care and take steps to protect it.

When will we share your information?

There may be a justified reason to share your information or you may request that we put you in contact with other professionals in order to benefit your work.  We will only share your information when permission to do so has been granted.

When necessary we will share your information with third parties if funding contracts require it.  In these instances we will ensure that your information is not shared further by implementing agreements with the relevant third parties. You can ask to see such agreements by emailing with the heading ‘GDPR Agreement request’

Third parties we are likely to share your information with includes but is not limited to:

British Youth Council –

BYC coordinates UK Youth Parliament nationally, Youthfocus NW coordinates on a regional level

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) –

Youthfocus NW coordinates the newly established Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority and is contracted by GMCA

Liverpool City Region Mayors Department –

Youthfocus NW is looking to replicate the GMYCA in Liverpool City Region

Erasmus + – funding monitoring requirement-

Brathay Outdoor Education Centre

Brathay hosts annual Youthforia residential.

Access to your information and correction:

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.  If you would like a copy please email with the heading ‘GDPR Information Request’

We want to make sure that your contact information is accurate and up to date.  You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.  We would appreciate your support in informing us if you move on, change contact details etc

You have the right to remove your information and leave our networks at any time by emailing with the heading ‘GDPR – I want to opt out’

How long will we keep your information?

We will review our network information on an annual basis and will not keep any information longer than necessary.  Should a network cease, we will delete that mailing list.

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