Diocese of Carlisle

Retention of Records

The Church of England and the Methodist Church have jointly issued Safeguarding Records: Joint Practice Guidance for the Church of England and the Methodist Church. This guidance includes what good recording looks like and sharing of information, as well as retention.

The Church of England has also issued two documents of particular relevance to those with the care of records. Keep or Bin (2009) still contains useful advice, but the Safeguarding Records – Retention Toolkit from the Church of England Records management toolkit must be read both for the requirements placed on us for record retention and the additional assurances given by the Church to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.