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Case Studies: Accessing My Records, Or Not Print E-mail

When I accessed my records, or not.

I got in touch with In Care Service to access my records. I have been trying for over 10 years to get my records myself but I don’t seem to get listened to by agencies and I have been hit with alot of red tape.

Case Studies: Accessing My Records Print E-mail

A case about accessing my records
I accessed the In Care Survivors Service Scotland for counselling at the start of the project. I was really scared. I only had to wait a week to be given my first appointment with (development worker).

Case Studies: Cath Print E-mail

Supporting In Care Survivors
I have been in post as a development worker for the In Care Survivor Service since its launch in 2009 and I cover the Forth Valley area. The task of developing a service whilst supporting survivors through counselling, group work, advocacy support and accessing records has been a challenge but has also been a really rewarding experience.

Case Studies: Sarah Print E-mail

ADVOCACY WORK WITH SARAH  (name has been changed  to protect confidentiality)

Sarah came to the In Care service with the clear idea that she wanted help to access records of her time in care from the age of 5 onwards, it was something she had thought of doing over the years. Sarah had experienced abuse in her family of origin, and also during a foster care placement.

Case Studies: Pete Print E-mail

Pete (name has been changed) 

Pete came to the In Care Survivors Service looking for help to access his records of the time he was in care from the age of 9 to the age of 16; he had tried to locate them before but had been told they were lost.