The CLA has recently updated its guide to accessing childhood care records. The aim of the guide is to help care leavers who are trying to gain access to their files from their time in care. It explains what the law says about accessing files of these kind, what you are entitled to see, what you are not and what to do if you think your request has not been dealt with properly.

Hopefully, the new guide will be more reader-friendly and easier to follow but we would like your feedback on that. We want to make the guide as helpful and easy to understand as possible, so it is important that you tell us what you think.

You can download a copy of the guide from the website here: ATR Guide

Let us know your thoughts.