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Information Sharing

Avon and Somerset Police shares personal data with their partners for different legal purposes.

Tier 1 information sharing

When an organisation wants to be part of our sharing protocol, they sign up to an Information Sharing Agreement (ISA) called Tier 1. It is signed off by, or on behalf of, a chief officer or equivalent for each organisation.

ISA Tier 1 is implemented to make sure regular personal data sharing is in accordance with privacy legislation. The latest version of the protocol is 3.1. 

If your organisation is intending to share information with Avon and Somerset Police, check if you are signed up to our ISA – Tier 1.

Organisations who are signed up to V3.1 of Tier 1 are listed below:

  2. Alster Housing Group
  3. Avon and Somerset Constabulary
  4. BaNES
  5. Brandon Trust
  6. Bristol City Council
  7. Glastonbury Festival Ltd
  8. Key4Life
  9. Nelson Trust
  10. Shal
  11. Somerset County Council
  12. South Somerset District Council
  13. Swan Advocacy
  14. Taunton and Somerset NHS FT and Somerset Partnership NHS FT
  15. University of the West of England
  16. Yeovil District Hospital

If your organisation is not listed above, download our Information Sharing Agreement Tier 1 template (PDF)

Complete and email it to:

Tier 2 information sharing

When two organisations know exactly what data they want to share, for what purpose and for how long etc, they sign up for ISA Tier 2 protocol.

ISA Tier 2 can be signed off by local managers, asset owners, asset assistants, asset guardians, asset custodians or anyone who considers themselves accountable for the data and the data exchange.

Once an ISA Tier 2 is signed, if we are one of the parties, a copy should be sent to the Avon and Somerset Police Data Protection Officer to be registered.

Download our Information Sharing Agreement Tier 2 template,(PDF) complete and email it to:

Further information

For any queries in relation to this agreement contact the Assistant Data Protection Officer:

by email:

in writing:

Assistant Data Protection Officer
Legal Services
Avon and Somerset Constabulary Police HQ
Valley Road,
PO Box 37
BS20 8QJ

Previous Information Sharing Agreements

View organisations who have previously signed up to an ISA with us:

Police forces
  • British Transport Police
  • Devon and Cornwall Police
  • Dorset Police
  • Gloucestershire Police
  • South Wales Police
  • Wiltshire Police
  • Barnardo’s
  • Creative youth network
  • League Against Cruel Sports
  • Bath Spa University
  • Bath University
  • Bridgwater College
  • Bristol University
Fire and Rescue Services
  • Avon Fire and Rescue Service
  • Cornwall Fire Rescue Service
  • Devon and Somerset Fire Rescue Service
  • Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Rescue Services
  • Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service
Government Agencies and Departments
  • Bristol, Gloucester, Somerset, Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Highways Agency
  • HMP Ashfield
  • Home Office
  • IRS (Fire) Data
  • National Crime Agency
  • National Probation Service
  • Trading Standards (Devon, Somerset and Torbay)
Health Organisations
  • Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
  • Public Health England
  • Public Health Wales
  • South West Academic Health Science Network
  • South West Ambulance Service Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Bristol
Housing Organisations
  • Aashyana Housing Association
  • Alliance Homes
  • Barnabas Housing Association
  • Blue Water Property Investment Ltd
  • Bristol Community Housing Foundation
  • Brunel care
  • Chapter 1
  • Elim Housing Association
  • Fosseway Housing & Bromford Housing Association
  • Guinness Trust Group
  • Habinteg Housing Association
  • Highbridge and Landlords Together HALT
  • Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Housing 21
  • Jephson Housing Association Group
  • King’s Barton Housing Association
  • Knightstone Housing Association
  • LiveWest Housing (Somerset Integrated Domestic Abuse Service)
  • Magna Housing Association (combined now Magna Group, Magna housing, Magna West Somerset Housing Association)
  • Orbit Housing Association, Bristol
  • Places for people
  • Raglan Housing Association Ltd
  • Redland Housing Association (joined Somer)
  • Sanctuary Housing Bristol Community Housing Foundation
  • Second Step Housing Association
  • SHAL Housing
  • Signpost Care Partnership
  • Signpost Housing Association
  • Solon Housing Association
  • Somer Housing Association (trading name of CURO) (Somer Community Housing Trust in Bath, Redland Housing Association in Bristol, Bath Self Help Housing Association and Lantern Homes)
  • Southwestern Housing Society
  • Sovereign Housing
  • Stonham
  • The Property Portfolio (South) Ltd
  • United Communities
  • United Housing Association
  • William Sutton Homes
  • Yarlington Housing Group
Local Authorities
  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Bristol City Council
  • Cotswold Council
  • Devon County Council
  • Dorset County Council
  • East Devon District Council
  • East Dorset District Council
  • Christchurch Borough Council
  • Exeter City Council
  • Forest of Dean
  • Gloucester Council
  • Hillingdon Borough Council
  • Mendip District Council
  • Mid Devon District Council
  • North Devon District Council
  • North Dorset District Council
  • North Somerset Council
  • Plymouth City Council
  • Poole Borough Council
  • Purbeck District Council
  • Sedgemoor District Council
  • Somerset County Council
  • Somerset West and Taunton Council
  • South Gloucestershire District Council
  • South Hams District Council
  • South Somerset District Council
  • Stroud Council
  • Swindon Borough Council
  • Teignbridge District Council
  • Tewkesbury
  • Torbay Council
  • Torridge District Council
  • West Devon Borough Council
  • West Dorset District Council
  • Weymouth & Portland Borough Council
  • Wiltshire County Council
  • Private Companies and other
Strategic Groups
  • Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service
  • Somerset Partnership (CCG) Road Safety Oversight Group
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