The CLA recently launched the updated version of our Access to Records Guide. You can download a copy here: Access to Records Guide 2009

The aim of this guide is to help care leavers who want to gain access to their files from their time in care.

The guide explains the law that allows care leavers to do this. It also explains: what information care leavers can have access to and what they can not access; how to make a request; some of the problems that might occur and what to do if a request is not responded to properly.

We hope the guide will help more care leavers to successfully access their files.

You can provide feedback about the new version of the guide by commenting on our Blog or voting in the current Poll.