HL Deb 16 November 2004 vol 666 c145WA
The Earl of Northesk

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Integrated Children's System database is fully compliant with data protection and human rights legislation. [HL4779]

Lord Filkin

Local authorities are obliged to keep case records and their IT systems supporting the use of the ICS constitute their electronic social care case record. In carrying out their functions in this respect, local authorities must comply with the Data Protection Act and the Human Rights Act. Guidance on both sets of legislation has been issued to local authorities.