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Medical Files

Parrot123Parrot123 Member Posts: 122 Courageous
edited November 7 in Disabled people
Hello all, I hope you are all well? I am looking for some advice. I have been trying for 6 years to get my child at risk folder. But my New GP does not have it. I have also rang the social work. The health board. But still nothing 😔. Do any of you know how I can get these records. Many Thanks Will x

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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 5,144 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry I dont know maybe speak to CAB 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 5,252 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Parrot123 - This isn't something I've come across before, so have tried to look online. If this is about yourself, then it seems such records should be kept until the person is 25 years old (altho in Northern Ireland the recommendation is until 30 years old).
    There do seem to be 'exceptions,' e.g. 'if the records provide information about a child’s personal history, which they might want to access at a later date...' so please look at the 'Exceptions' listed in the following link: https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/media/1442/child-protection-records-retention-and-storage-guidelines-september-2019.pdf
    If these exceptions do not apply, it may be that such records have been destroyed by now, sorry.
    Perhaps your GP may have something in their medical records if concerns were raised. You can ask your GP for your medical records, if this might help. I'm sorry I haven't been more helpful, Will. Not the same I know, but about 10 years ago I tried to find out more about my adoption; the organisation I was adopted through had changed names, & altho they kindly searched for me, no files existed.


  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,327 Pioneering
    edited November 7
    Hi @Parrot123, hope the responses so far have been helpful.

    Just to let you know, I have moved this discussion to our disabled people category, hope that's okay.
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  • Parrot123Parrot123 Member Posts: 122 Courageous
  • Parrot123Parrot123 Member Posts: 122 Courageous
    @chiarieds Thanks 😊 very much. My ex GP tried to give me them when I was 25. I read page 1 and ran out. Ty Will x
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 21,139 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    It may also be that they won't allow you access to them because of the information held. Yes, we can access medical records but some could be held back.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Parrot123Parrot123 Member Posts: 122 Courageous
    They can keep them from me?????? Social work on Monday 😁 tyvm. Will
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 21,139 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes they definitely can. If this is what they're doing then you won't have access to them for your safety.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Parrot123Parrot123 Member Posts: 122 Courageous
    @poppy123456 Thanks poppy. I will get them somehow. Where there's a Will there's a way lol 😉 x
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