This policy is applicable to staff working in children’s services in Health and
Social Care Trusts. However, it has wider applicability and HSC Trusts and
other agencies may wish to consider how it may be utilised with their staff.
The policy reflects the required management of records at a particular point in time. However, its is acknowledged that this is a changing environment and that Health and Social Care Trusts will gradually move from a paper based administrative system to an electronically based system as a result of new investment and IT systems development.