Privacy Statement for Suosikki
The Privacy Statement for Central Register of Social Welfare Professionals (Suosikki) has been updated 3.5.2023.
The controller responsible for processing your personal data is National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira).
Purpose of processing personal data
The National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health maintains the Central Register of Social Welfare Professionals for the purpose of discharging its supervisory duties under the Act on the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (669/2008).
We process personal data when dealing with professional rights matters, in the supervision of professionals and in the management of data on professional rights and supervision. Furthermore, the Regional State Administrative Agencies process personal data in the register for the purpose of the steering and supervisory duties undertaken by them in their respective regions.
Valvira will not use your personal data for automated decision-making or profiling.
Personal data processed
The data entered in the register of social welfare professionals are the data specified in section 16 of the Act on Social Welfare Professionals.
In the matter of an application for the right to practise in a profession in social welfare that is regulated by law in Finland, the applicant’s following data will be processed: personal data and contact details, data on completion of training required for the right to practise, and possibly additional reports from educational institutions, employers or another public authority.
The following data will be entered for each professional in the Central Register of Social Welfare Professionals: name; personal ID; home address; registration number; the right to practise, or restriction or revocation of that right; the right to use a protected professional title in social welfare, or revocation of that right; and data on the education and training qualifying the individual for the right to practise and the right to use a protected professional title.
Any reprimands issued pursuant to this Act by Valvira or a Regional State Administrative Agency to a social welfare professional will also be entered in this register, along with any warnings, any criminal convictions imposing a fine or imprisonment, or any removal from post issued to a social welfare professional in their professional capacity.