Introduction.- Part 1: The significance of care records.- 1. Making sense of a childhood in care.- 2. Making sense of care records.- 3. The impact on care-leavers of information in their records.- Part 2: Accessing records.- 4. Helping care-leavers to find their records.- 5. Supporting care-leavers to receive their records.- 6. Facilitating care-leavers' access to other sources of information and to family.- Part 3: Supported release.- 7. Good practice in care-leavers' records release.- 8. Conclusion.
Suellen Murray is Associate Professor and Deputy Dean Research in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.