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Privacy policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how St Christopher’s uses and protects any information that you provide when you use this website.

Who are we?

St Christopher’s is a registered charity (no. 207782) and company limited by guarantee (no. 321509). The registered address is 1 Putney High Street, London SW15 1SZ.

The data we collect

This website uses cookies as outlined in our cookies policy. These are small data text files sent from websites which are then stored on users’ computers, tablets and phones when accessing the site.

We use Google Analytics cookies to give us information about how you use our website. This data includes:

  • Your IP address and details of the version of web browser you used to visit our website
  • Information on how you use our website to help us improve it

Google Analytics allows us to find out the number of visitors to the various parts of the site.

The information is processed in a way that does not identify anyone. No attempt is made through Google Analytics to find out the identities of people visiting the website. For more information you can read the Google Analytics privacy policy.

We also collect the following data that is voluntarily submitted by users:

  • Details you give us if you apply for a job, to volunteer, to become a foster carer or if you make a general enquiry
  • Details you give us if you subscribe to our newsletter
  • Details you give us if you make a donation

We will not sell, rent or share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

When you are using our secure online donation pages, your donation is processed by a third party payment processor, who specialises in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. If you have any questions regarding secure transactions, please contact us.

Where your data is stored

Data you submit via this website is 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, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

If you contact us for the following purposes, your data will be stored as follows:

Foster carer enquiries – on our fostering database, which is on an encrypted server and stored for up to three years

Job and volunteering applications – on our website database initially, before information is transferred to our internal HR database

Placement enquiries – on our email database

Fundraising enquiries – on our email database

Media enquiries – on our email database

General enquiries – on our email database

Your rights

The accuracy of your information is important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at

We will not contact you for marketing purposes unless you have given your prior consent. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email

You can find out what information we hold about you and ask us not to use any of the information we collect.

16 or under

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Links to other websites

St Christopher’s website contains links to and from other websites.

This Privacy Policy Statement only applies to this website, and does not cover any other websites that we link to.

Your consent

By submitting your information you consent to the use of that information as set out in this Privacy Policy Statement.

If we change our Privacy Policy Statement, we will post the changes on this page.

We may place notices on other pages of the website, so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times.

Continued use of this website will signify that you agree to any such changes.

How to get in touch

We welcome your views about our website and our Privacy Policy Statement.

If you would like to get in touch with any queries or comments please email us

Review of this Policy

We keep this policy under regular review. This policy was last updated in April 2018.