The classes of local authority records listed may not be disposed of by the controlling local authority without the prior approval of the Chief Archivist, and without notifying the Chief Archivist of its intention to dispose of those records, identifying the protected record concerned, and specifying how the record will be disposed of.
These explanatory notes have been produced to assist the application of the List of Protected Records for Local Authorities.
This instruction specifies requirements for the maintenance of all physical (non-digital) public archives that have been transferred to the control of all approved repositories authorised under the Archives Act 1957 or the Public Records Act 2005.
It is important that organisations identify and address information and records management requirements associated with the outsourcing of business functions and activities.
Local authority archives are local authority records that are no longer in current use by the controlling local authority or have been in existence for 25 years or more.
Records are important business assets which should be managed carefully.