Required and recommended document retention periods.
Three years for private companies, six for public limited companies (PLCs)
Companies Act 1985 (s.221)
Case records for approved foster carers
At least 10 years from the date on which their approval is terminated
Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011
Case records for people who are not approved as a foster parent, or who withdraw their application prior to approval
At least three years from the refusal or withdrawal
Adoption records where an adoption order is made
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