Privacy Policy

Participation Works is committed to safeguarding your safety online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated. This policy may change from time to time so please checkback periodically. This policy will let you know:

What personally identifiable information is collected from you
Participation Works collects the following information regarding visitors to our website: IP address, information regarding what pages are accessed and when, information volunteered by you, such as survey information, email address and your preferred means of communication. If you become a member of the Participation Works Network for England we will collect information about your organisation and the type of work you do. This information is for our own reporting and is not shared with other members. If other members wish to contact you they can do so via the personal message system.

How is your information used?
Participation Works uses the information we collect about you to help us understand more about how our site is used and to be able to send you communications that may be of interest to you, either electronically or otherwise.

Who is collecting your information?
Participation Works is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to third parties. We collect information at several different points on our website. Participation Works is a partnership of: the British Youth Council, Children’s Rights Alliance for England, National Council for Voluntary Youth Services, National Youth Agency NCB and Save the Children UK.

With whom does Participation Works share your information?
Participation Works is committed to protecting the personal data of its supporters and members. Any details you give us will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

What are my choices regarding collection, use and distribution of my information?
Participation Works will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information, except where you have given your explicit permission. From time to time we may want to contact you about other Participation Works services and products. You can opt in to this type of contact using the tickboxes provided. If you are emailed with information and you do not want to continue receiving it, please follow the instructions at the bottom of the email, which will tell you how to unsubscribe from receiving further updates.

What is the Participation Works policy on allowing me to update, correct or delete my personally identifiable information?
The accuracy of your individual identifying information is important to Participation Works. If you are a member of the Participation Works Network for England you can log in at any time to update your information.

If you are not a member of the Participation Works Network for England and you change postal or email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us via our Gateway contact form, or write to us at Participation Works, 8 Wakley Street, London EC1V 7QE.

What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of my information?
When you give Participation Works personal information we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely. Non-sensitive details (your email address etc) may be transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Participation Works cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, Participation Works is committed to taking reasonable steps to ensure its security on our systems.

What about cookies?
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at:

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set please visit

Following recent revisions of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 relating to the notification and use of cookies we are currently working towards implementing the new requirements in line with guidance provided by The Information Commissioner's Office.

Please email with any questions regarding our privacy policy.

Participation Works is a partnership of…
British Youth CouncilChildren's Rights Alliance for EnglandKIDSNational Council for Voluntary Youth ServicesNational Youth AgencyNCB