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I'm having a massive sort out and am debating what to do with paperwork.

The information sheet I have from the Early Years Alliance says...

Children's records, registers, medication records, accident records

- a reasonable time after children have left the provision (e.g. until after the next Ofsted inspection is a requirement or

- until the child reaches 21 (24 for CP records) is a recommendation

If I go with 'requirement', I can (securely) get rid of mountains of paper!  What do you do?

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Not sure really, but watching this with interest as we had to re-register so are now technically  a youngish setting (I took all the old paperwork and dumped it with the last owner (on Ofsted's recommendation I should add!). I am determined not to fall into the trap of saving loads. I have been brutal with the accident forms though and we are not keeping all the 'cuts/scratches' etc.  Head bumps yes keeping.

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HI

I can only comment from personal experience when a solicitor contacted our nursery regarding a child who used to attend with us. They requested any documents regarding safeguarding as the child who was 19 then was taking her parents to court. Luckily we did still keep the records and we were able to help. So I would think carefully before disposing of items.

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On 09/06/2021 at 11:50, Coopsie said:

HI

I can only comment from personal experience when a solicitor contacted our nursery regarding a child who used to attend with us. They requested any documents regarding safeguarding as the child who was 19 then was taking her parents to court. Luckily we did still keep the records and we were able to help. So I would think carefully before disposing of items.

  Thank you for replying.  Yes safeguarding records definitely need to be kept.  I think I'm going to get rid of old registers though.   

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