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How old is your stepson? Does he still live with you?
How did you come to find out that an allegation was made against you?
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It seems based on what you have said, that having done the investigation services decided there was no merit in the allegation and as such decided to not pursue the matter further. You may however, check with them to ensure you are no longer being investigated.
If social services has concerns about the welfare or safety of a child they are permitted to record all relevant details, regardless of whether or not the concerns are shared with either the police or any other relevant third party. So that may account for them keeping a record of the complaint having been made.
In circumstances however where child welfare concerns are found to not necessitate a referral to children‟s social care or the police they are required to destroy the record a year after the child/adult concerned ceases to use the service unless the child or adult are continuing to use your organisation. As such, they will usually keep this information file for a year.
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