All local authorities in England have a duty to keep a ‘disability register’. The registers hold information about 0 to 25 year olds with significant special educational needs or disabilities.
The charity Amaze manages the disability registers for Brighton & Hove City Council and for West Sussex County Council. The registers are called ‘Compass B&H’ and ‘Compass WSx’.
What happens to your information
When you fill in a Compass Registration Form for Brighton & Hove or for West Sussex, your information is included on Compass B&H or Compass WSx. Your personal details are held securely by Amaze under strict Data Protection legislation and are not shared outside Amaze.
Amaze collates the information for Brighton & Hove City Council and for West Sussex County Council so the two local authorities can plan their services. So your anonymised information plays a part in helping to shape local services. See how stats are presented in our ‘Annual stats reports’ under ‘Stats and facts’ on our Resources pages.
All children and young people on Compass B&H or Compass WSx receive a free Compass Card.