Records at Risk

Records of all formats are at risk if their future preservation, accessibility and security is uncertain. This can include records held outside of a recognised collecting archive institution as well as archives at risk from the institutional failure of the record creator or the current custodian.

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The Records at Risk Steering Group is an independent advisory body for England and Wales that will consider and co-create with The National Archives appropriate steps to better manage the risks and challenges faced by vulnerable archive collections. The group comprises researchers and other archive users, custodians of records, archivists and records managers.

Project Director Georgina Brewis is a founding member of the Steering Group which was formed in 2018 and which meets quarterly and organises occasional events.