View Full Version : how long to keep records from children who left setting

25-02-2013, 09:33 PM
Hi to all,

do I have to keep records (child record form, contract, Accident, incident, medication a.s.o.) from children who left my setting and if yes for how long?

25-02-2013, 09:45 PM
21 years and six months I think...ridiculous I know:rolleyes:

25-02-2013, 10:42 PM
Yup, till the child reaches the age of 21 yrs and 6mths

It's something to do with the age of consent in bringing allegations against you without parental consent - something like that anyway (although it made sense at the time it was mentioned, I don't see how it actually does now)

25-02-2013, 11:40 PM
When the child reaches 18 they have three years to raise an accident claim against you in their own right. So You need to keep the contract and any accident/incident records until the child is 21 years and 6 months.

I must confess as I have a soft backed folder in which I put all the contract, information and consent forms I just add their accident and attendance record and put it in a box and each year this goes in the loft with my accounts for the year. I also put a photo of the child with the records.

26-02-2013, 07:09 AM
Gosh, I'm glad I asked before I started sorting out...

Thank you all! That's helps a lot.
Guess I'll pick up what you do and creat a "leaver" folder or file box. Sounds good to