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RapidRedact Helps Children's Society Release Adoption Files

The Children's Society, founded in 1881, is a leading national charity committed to making childhood better for all children in the UK. The Children’s Society are using RapidRedact redaction software to enable individuals to have access to their records more quickly.

Kingston-upon-Thames, United Kingdom, January 15, 2013 --( Between 1881 and 1970, the Children’s Society ran a large number of children’s homes, and was one of the UK’s leading adoption and fostering agencies. Residential care within the organisation ceased by the early 1990s, but adoption continued until 2006.

The Post Adoption and Care project receives up to 100 enquiries each month from people all over the world. Most individuals who contact the project want information about their backgrounds and many hope to re-establish contact with birth family members.

When individuals request their case files, there are often names of third parties, medical details and other information that needs to be redacted with Rapid Redact for data protection purposes. Prior to using RapidRedact, the Records Managers had to print out all relevant documents, and then manually redact sensitive information. They then had to photocopy those documents for release, often multiple times. This process was highly time-consuming, and wasted a great deal of paper.

In some cases, case files may be several hundred pages long, and would previously take several days to redact, rather than several hours or less. One of the key benefits of RapidRedact is that records managers can select and redact the required pages for the case request, rather than printing out entire case files. Most of the case file requests are submitted via email, and with RapidRedact the Children’s Society have the option of delivering the case files electronically. The ability to create an audit copy in RapidRedact is also an important feature. The audit copy enables the Records Manager to refer back to translucent redactions, so that they do not need to compare original and redacted documents side by side.

The time saved in streamlining and automating the redaction process has meant that the Children’s Society have been able to release case files far more quickly than previously. Individuals are then able embark on their journey of discovery, piecing together family histories and potentially reuniting with birth families.

About Redacta Limited
Redacta Limited are the UK Distributors of RapidRedact, developed by Onstream Systems, which provides a fast, effective solution for all document redaction requirements by allowing organizations to remove sensitive information from documents before they are released for publication. With Rapid Redact, information is permanently removed and the original text cannot be revealed as the sensitive information no longer exists. For a 30-day evaluation visit Redacta Limited.
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