We are currently looking at retention schedules in preparation for the
Electronic Social Care Record, (ESCR) and have conflicting views on the
retention period for childrens case files.
As I understand it, the 'Arrangement for the Placement of Children
Regulations (1991) state a period of 75 years from the childs date of
birth - (going back to a discussion on the list back in March).
However, the RMS Local Government Retention Schedule advises, 75 years from
18th birthday, (potentially extending this period to 93 years).
I just wondered whether:
1)there is a valid reason for this difference?
2)and if so, which authorities are tending to opt for, (upto 75 or 93
Any feedback on this would be much appreciated.