Recording information

This page contains a list of the main documents used across all services, including casenotes and chronologies.

Recording is a key social work task and its centrality to the protection of children cannot be over-estimated.

Munro (2011:166)

Your records are key to helping you, other professionals and - at times - service users work out what has happened and what to do next. Keep them up to date, short and to the point, but write enough so that people know what is going on.

Your records are used for:



This page contains links to a range of records that you might use within your work. For more information and self-help on what to record, visit

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