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Retention of Records

Retention of Records

Scope of this chapter

This table sets out retention periods for records in relation to Looked After Children, Fostering, Adoption, Children’s Homes, Child Protection/Assessments/Referrals/Children in Need/Serious Case Reviews. It sets out specific time periods for retention of records set out in legislation. Where there is no specific legislative provision, good practice is suggested.

Last Updated: January 8, 2024