adult social care

Information typeKeep forKeep fromLegislation or business reason
Disability registration – expired casesEight years after date of last contact or deathDate of last contact or deathProfessional best practice
Disability registration – open casesUntil the client reaches the age 0f 100 or eight years after deathDate of birth or deathProfessional best practice
Physical impairment client casesEight yearsDate of last contact or deathBusiness need
Older people client casesEight yearsDate of last contact or deathBusiness need
Adult safeguarding deprivation of liberty – whole homesPermanentWhen substantiatedDepartment of Health Protection of Vulnerable Adults Scheme Record Retention and Disposal Policy 2010
Residential and nursing home inspectionsFive yearsCreationResidential Care and Nursing Home Regulations 2001
Residential and nursing homes – non clientThree yearsCreationResidential Care and Nursing Home Regulations 2001
Aids and adaptations – legal property chargesTen yearsDate of provisionAccounts and Audit Regulations 1974
Mental healthEight or twenty yearsDeath or from date no further treatment necessaryMental Health Act 1983
Learning disability – community or in houseEight yearsDate of last contact or deathLimitation Act 1980    
Adult safeguarding deprivation of liberty – individualsThree to thirty years depending on severityDate of last alert or authorisationDepartment Of Health Protection of Vulnerable Adults Scheme Record Retention and Disposal Policy 2010