Data protection legislation

The council is committed to ensuring that we are transparent about the ways in which we use your personal information and that we have the right controls in place to ensure it is used responsibly and is kept safe from inappropriate access, theft or misuse.

On this page you can find our Primary Privacy Notice, our Data Protection Policy and guidance on how you can exercise your rights under the GDPR.

How do I make a request?

You can request copies of the information we hold about you (called a Subject Access Request) by completing the online form below.

Make a Subject Access Request now

Enquiries regarding accessing adoption files

Please get in touch with Adoption Counts to access records regarding adoption on 0161 234 5268. For further information you can go to the Adoption Counts website.

To ask us anything else about your Data Protection rights, you can email us at or write to us at:

Information Governance Team
Legal and Governance
Salford City Council
Civic Centre
Chorley Road
M27 5DA

Freedom of information requests

If you require information about the council in general this is known as a Freedom of Information request (FOI). See how to make a FOI request for more information.

We provide a broad range of services as well undertaking regulatory and administrative activities. These include the provision of education, child protection and care services (supporting early years, vulnerable adults and the elderly), the collection of taxes, administration of local welfare benefits and grants as well as our regulatory, enforcement and licensing activities. Each service explains how they use your data in their service specific privacy notice, listed below:

Service area privacy notices



Service Reform

Information Governance SLA Service to schools 

The council’s Information Governance (IG) team provide a service level agreement service to schools. More about the IG service.

This page was last updated on 20 March 2023

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