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Rejected petition Notify all 18 year olds who have been under Social Care the right to disclosure
This will give all persons the opportunity to read through and check for any wrongdoings because they only have 12 months to do so. Reviewing papers years and years after the event can have a significant detrimental effect on a person's well being and families.
The law currently in force is outdated. Every person has human rights and has the right to view their Disclosure file and the opportunity to complain about it. There shouldn't be a deadline date set on this.
Because I was so passionate about helping other children I chose to study youth and community work degree and during a discussion with my lecturer as they new I had been in care during previous conversations they asked if I had asked for my data protection file which I had no idea what it was or what they were referring too, they told me what to do, I followed the procedure and was handed the file. The man looked at me with empathy as he had read it. I was a bit shocked and confused by the empathy he was showing me.
I went home with this file quite interested at this point to have a read especially due to the mans expression on his face knowing he had read the file also, low and behold I had no idea what was ahead of me, I was exposed to all the childhood trauma and neglect that I had experienced and it was such a shock to me that I had to be seen by a psychiatrist due to revisiting past trauma.
I’m not blaming social services for the way my parents treated me that’s not their fault.
Why was this petition rejected?
It asks the Senedd to do something that it is not able to do.
The Government of Wales Act 2006 establishes the extent of the Senedd’s power to make new laws and amend existing law (also known as legislative competence). Schedules 7A and 7B of the 2006 Act set out the issues which are ‘restricted’ or ‘reserved’ - i.e. areas where the UK Parliament, not the Senedd, can legislate.
The petition relates to powers for individuals to access their own personal data under data protection legislation. Under Schedule 7A of the Government of Wales Act, changes to the law in relation to “protection of personal data” are reserved to the UK Parliament.
We may be able to accept a petition which relates only to the promotion of the right to request disclosure of personal information, however we are not able to accept this petition as currently drafted.
We only reject petitions that don’t meet the petition standards
Rejected petitions are published in the language in which they were submitted