How long we will hold your information
The standard adult social care record retention is 8 years after adult social care services have ended. There are also a range of other retention periods affecting different information and service need.
Information related to records of those Sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983: 20 yrs from no further treatment required then summary information kept for 10 yrs OR 8 yrs from the person’s death if the case is already closed.
Information related to records of those not Sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983: 10 years from when care was no longer being received or 2 years form the person’s death if the case was already closed. More information about our retention periods can be found in our summary Disposal Schedule.
Please note: stated retention periods may be subject to any legal holds imposed under the Inquiries Act 2005 that may concern the information and override standard retention.