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Adult Mental Health Services Privacy Notice

How long we will hold your information

The standard record retention for information about mental health service provision is eight years from closure of services. Information related to those sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983 is retained for 20 years from end of treatment.

However, there are also a range of other retention periods affecting different types of information and service needs depending on the type of information and service. 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 periods.