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Recording: s47 information and key decisions

A record should be made of key decisions and information that fully reflects the child protection enquiry process.

Agency records

Records should:

All agencies need to:

N.B. Practitioner’s rough notes are evidence of what was written at the time. Therefore, they should not be destroyed when the details are recorded more formally but kept securely in case they are required in any subsequent legal proceedings.

Social services recording

Social services recording should include:

Pointers for Practice: Recording during s47 Enquiries