West Berkshire Council

Data Protection

Requesting your own personal data, or making a request for someone else

Applications for personal data

You can apply for your own personal data by writing to us, explaining what information you want to see and where it's likely to be held. There's a charge of £10 for each request, but children under the age of 18 and looked after children under the age of 25 may obtain their information free of charge. Payment should be made to West Berkshire District Council. Please note that we can't process your request until we receive your payment, and a copy of suitable ID, where required.
You may also make a request using an pdf icon application form [82kb]  - you may find it useful to read the pdf icon explanatory leaflet [136kb].

Both the form and leaflet are also available from the reception in the main Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, or from Strategic Support. If you're thinking of making an enquiry, please contact us before doing so to discuss the process and how your request will be handled.

We have a pdf icon Policy Statement on Access to Information [155kb].

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Checks)

It is the policy of West Berkshire Council to check for previous criminal convictions where appropriate when employing staff, and in particular in relation to those who will work with children or vulnerable adults, or in positions of trust.

Please note that enquiries about DBS checks must be made to Human Resources.

Police Enquiries

All police enquiries should be made in the first instance to the central Data Protection email address given below.

Who To Contact

West Berkshire Council's Data Protection Team

01635 519860