We get involved in contacting politicians, governmental departments, the Information Commissioner's Office, and others, to bring about changes in law/rules, and make access to records both easier and fairer to care leavers.
We constantly urge government and other agencies, to improve rules and statute law, governing access to records for the ultimate benefit of care leavers and others.
We can provide training to records offices/information governance departments of local authorities, charities, or any other organisation involved in the handling of care records.
We help Care Leavers gain access to their records, by showing them how to apply. Once the records arrive, and there are redactions they do not like, we can help them gain access to a full set of records, sometimes from other locations
We have worked closely with Manchester Met University, the University of Bedford, and other universities with a view to providing evidence based research to government in support of beneficial changes in rules/legislation.
We seek not only changes in legislation and rules designed to frustrate access to the past life of a care leaver, but also endeavour to provide better access when Care Leavers require it.