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2.1 Case Recording


HCC Children’s Service’s policy on record keeping (electronic or paper), to be read with the Retention and Destruction of Files Procedure and HCC’s Corporate ICT Acceptable Use Policy and Data Protection Policy

Please note that on 1 August 2012 responsibility for the professional regulation of social workers transferred to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The HCPC has issued Standards of Proficiency which replace the GSCC Code of Practice.

The guidance given below applies to users of all HCC’s electronic recording systems for both S&SS and E&EI

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Section 6, What Should be Recorded and How was revised in March 2015 to clarify what should included, the required level of detail and the frequency of updating.

In June 2015, the following information was added in to Section 6, What Should be Recorded and How – ‘The case record for each child should include a separate case note of each significant event, activity or transaction which relates to that child, which describes in appropriate detail what happened, was observed, and was discussed. The case summary should be updated monthly’.

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