CLA Access to Records Policy Position Statement

The Care Leavers’ Association believes that: All adult care leavers should have full access to their childhood care files. Access to this information can have a positive impact on their lives. The value of these files to adult care leavers needs to be recognised by local and national government, social work professionals and society in general. The process of accessing files can sometimes be difficult. All care leavers should be offered support as an option. Such support should always be available from an independent, confidential source and should never be mandatory Many care leavers, particularly older care leavers, are not aware that they can access their records, or that such … Continue reading CLA Access to Records Policy Position Statement