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There are a variety of different formats for recording different types of information on children and young people. The formats used will depend on the background and circumstances of individual children and young people.

The icons to the right represent some of the key recording formats.

In this exercise you are asked to identify the recording formats that you would expect to find on the files of the children and young people below. You are presented with some background information on each child.

Based on this information identify which of the formats you would expect to find on the child or young person's file.

If you want to find out more about a particular recording format clicking on the name of the format will provide you with further information about the format and how it should be used.


Alan Douglas, aged 3

Clare White, aged 15

Aisha Nanko, aged 7

Sunil Aktar, aged 1



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