Records retention schedules
Retention schedules outline how long we keep certain types of records.
They decide how long we keep information for and help us make sure we're transparent in the management of our information, particularly the disposal of information.
Retention schedules are reviewed at least every two years to make sure they're kept up-to-date with the latest changes in legislation and best practice.
The length of time that we keep records for is based on a number of factors including legislation, best practice, common business practice and operational requirements.
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- Adult care retention schedule (134KB)
- School Guidelines on Records Retention Periods (428KB)
- Children services retention schedule (587KB)
- Children's home retention guidelines (214KB)
- Community safety retention schedule (192KB)
- Emergency Planning Retention Schedule (189KB)
- Corporate property retention schedule (246KB)
- Finance retention schedule (253KB)
- Health and safety retention schedule (183KB)
- Human resources retention schedule (158KB)
- Libraries and heritage retention schedule (268KB)
- Management and administration retention periods (222KB)
- Procurement retention schedule (211KB)
- Public health retention periods (204KB)
- Trading standards retention schedule (293KB)