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Reply To: Time frame for keeping records -hard copy and digital

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Rachel Barton
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Hi Jemma,
Paper and digital notes should be kept until a child’s 25th birthday or their 26th birthday if they were 17 years when you finished working with them. This includes audio and video formats if these form part of the notes. The NHS guidelines can be found here:
https://www.nhsx.nhs.uk/information-governance/guidance/records-management-code/records-management-code-of-practice-2021/#appendix-ii-retention-schedule