Care settings and records held by the local authority
The local authority may have been the placing authority (made the arrangements) or run and managed the residential care setting, in the same way as a voluntary organisation or faith-based organisation. Sometimes local authority boundaries have changed over the years and you might be unsure what that means for where your records are stored. The Advance Payment Team can offer up to date advice and contact details for local authorities. We have worked with local authority and social work representatives to design a form and a process that might help you in your request for records. Please contact the Advance Payment Team to check your local authority details and to request a form.