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From: Debbie Downes
Dear Child Youth and Family,
Can you please inform me as to how long a families records are held on file with the department.
From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Tēnā koe Ms Debbie Downes
Thank you for your email received 21 November 2016. The guideline for holding 'Family Files' is that the department holds them until closed and then transfers them to Archives New Zealand after 30 years. If you are seeking a copy of your own file or that of a family member, you can contact us at [email address] and make a request.
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Official and Parliamentary Information team | Ministerial and Executive Services
Ministry of Social Development
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