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Exercise 5: Step 1

Relevant ... or not?

Initial self-assessment question

How relevant is what you record in files now?

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Not relevant

Very relevant

Different records contain different types of recording. For example, what goes in the fieldworker's running record will be more concise than in a court report or in a detailed assessment. Similarly, the contents of a diary in a residential or day centre will be different from a file kept in an area office. Thus, what it is relevant to record will, to some extent, depend on the purposes for which a file is maintained. Nevertheless there are, we consider, some key principles which emerge in this exercise that apply across all forms of recording.

Again, we share our own ideas and thoughts in the practice examples; but we ask that you make notes of any points that you disagree with us about and then discuss them with your colleagues.

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By Steve Walker, David Shemmings and Hedy Cleaver
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