UCL Public Policy


Engaging with Care Leavers Rights in development of Public & Voluntary Sector Record Keeping Procols

A small grant from Public Policy was provided to support this work by our UCL community to enhance policy engagement and impact.

4 February 2020

Project information

Grant: Engagement Award 
Awarded amount: £4,000
Awardee: Dr Anna Sexton and Professor Elizabeth Shepherd, UCL Department of Information Studies

Problem: A lack of engagement with the needs and experience of care leavers means that there is limited information that can help institutions develop recordkeeping that meets corporate parenting responsibilities.

Project: A case-study investigation of the key issues through dialogue between care leavers, professionals responsible for managing social care records, and academics with expertise in record keeping policy to make a set of co-produced recommendations on recordkeeping for children-in-care records.

Policy audience: Care Leavers Association (CLA), London Borough of Merton, Information Records Management Society, Centre for Archives & Records Research, IRMS

Impacts and Outputs

Awaiting update

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