Access

Data protection legislation means that access to certain records including personal and/or sensitive information is restricted.

The following closure periods apply-

Court Records
(Ref: PSD, CCD, QSD/SR, QSD/SF, QSD/SO)Including adult and juvenile court registers, quarter sessions rolls, case files, order books, minute books 
100 years
Adoption Records and records of children’s homes (Ref: CD/CH)
Including juvenile court registers and admissions to children’s homes
 
100 years
Licensing Records (Ref: CD/LIC)
 
75 years
Coroner’s Inquests (Ref: CRD)
 
75 years
School records (Ref: ED)
Including log books, admission/attendance registers, punishment books and minute books
 
75 years
Hospital records (Ref: HD)
Including personal medical records only.
 
100 years from the last entry date
Constabulary records (Ref: DPD)
Including description books of police officers and criminals
75 years from last entry date
Poor Law records (Ref: GD, CD/PA)
Including workhouse admission/discharge registers, registers of inmates, registers of births and maternity registers.
75 years