Developing practice for care records in Scotland

Year: 2022
Topic: Corporate parenting, Foster care, Kinship care, Local authority, Permanence, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people, Brothers and sisters
Author: CELCIS

This briefing builds on the 2019 briefing, Access to Care Records, which outlined the legislative and policy context in Scotland around care records. This briefing is for all practitioners involved in writing, managing and/or supporting access to care records, and draws on research, campaigning work, and knowledge from organisations and local authorities across Scotland including in social work and information governance teams.

As this briefing is published, we have also curated where people with care experience have talked and written about their experiences of accessing and reading their records, what that has felt like, and what needs to be considered.