We are reviewing our policies on the transport of records between bases and private homes.

For a variety of reasons - for example, the concept of 'working in partnership with parents' and workload pressures - many staff take records out of their bases. There is always a possibility that records can be lost or stolen and this may have already happened to you. What protocols, if any, does your organisation have for dealing with this?

Do these protocols comply with Caldicott guardianship? Please share any information you may have.

Veronica Williams, Senior nurse, child protection, Charles Ward, Sutton Hospital, Cotswold Road, Sutton SM2 5NF