Inform Briefing - Access to Care Records

Year: 2019
Topic: Adoption, Child protection, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Emotional abuse, Foster care, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, Secure care, Throughcare and aftercare
Author: Lizzie Morton

This briefing for corporate parents provides more information about the rights of care experienced people to access their records, the importance of records to understanding their family and identity, and the duties and best practices for corporate parents when dealing with requests to access them. The briefing highlights experiences, views and needs of care experienced people, alongside research evidence, and discusses key issues for best practice.