MIRRA (Memory – Identity – Rights in Records – Access), a research project led by UCL with the Care Leaver’s Association and charity Family Action has found that the voices of the children and young people who lived in social care were often entirely missing from their own records, causing significant distress and upset. The project has set out a number of recommendations for local authorities, information professionals and social workers:

  • Records should be co-created by all those involved in a child’s care and should include the voices of children themselves.
  • Best practice guidance for records creation and management should be established
  • New standards for access to records for all care-experienced persons should be developed

 

Further information is on the UCL press release, and on the MIRRA project page >

Need help or advice?

Our trained advisors are available weekdays 09:00 to 17:00

Please leave a message click here

Alternatively leave a voice mail on

0800 040 7675

We will contact you the next working day without fail

Request a call back