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How Long Do You Keep Regsiters And Accident Books For?


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Guest Wolfie

How long do people keep their registers and accident books at early years settings? I can't find anything in the EYFS documentation - just that individual children's files should be kept for three years (stated on page 40 of the Statutory Framework).

 

What do you consider to be good practice?

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I seem to remember reading that it is 3 years in usual circumstances but since the children in our care are not 'of age' we need to keep them up to 3 years after they reach 18. Or am I remembering incorrectly?? :o

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Guest Wolfie

Thanks for that Shazzam -where did you get it from? I am surprised at the "short" period recommended for registers and accident books though.

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freedom of information act, data protection and how long to keep records publication in resource library

 

HERE 2nd to last on list

 

I recently attended a SHADES training day ( Safe Handling And De Escalation Skills), the trainer said that any records of incidences where a child has to be restrained ( don't like that word, changed to 'safe handling') has to be kept for life, apparently a new law requires this as claims won't have a time limit. I'm not sure whether accident records may fall within this catagory as well.

 

Peggy

 

p.s. Must remember to update my will informing someone that in the event of my death to destroy all records found in my attic, as they are of course confidential!!! xD:(:o

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