Clear accurate and up to date records are an essential part of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and also ensures accountability. It is important to record all concerns, discussions about or with the child, decisions made, and the reasons for those decisions. An up to date running chronology should be included in a child’s records, and details of which agencies are involved, and who is responsible for what action should also be evident. It should also be clear who the lead worker is and from what agency. If there is more than one child in a family, it is important to ensure that all the relevant information is copied to individual files.