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Reporting breaches of the Code of Practice for Statistics

Policy details

Metadata item Details
Publication date:22 February 2018
Author:Good Practice Team
Approver:Statistical Policies and Standards Committee
Who this is for:Members of the Government Statistical Service
Type:Guidance
Contact:

goodpracticeteam@statistics.gov.uk

Brief description:

A breach is caused when an organisation producing official statistics fails to meet the standards outlined in the Code of Practice for Statistics. Reporting breaches means being open about mistakes and the actions being taken to correct them. It is important for building public trust in statistics and for producers of statistics to learn and improve.

This document has replaced: Guidance to producers of official statistics about reporting breaches of the Code of Practice relating to release practices.

Documents:

Breach reporting template (doc, 49KB).

If a breach occurs, the producer of the statistics will need to complete the template and submit it to the National Statistician by emailing goodpracticeteam@statistics.gov.uk.

Guidance on reporting breaches of the Code of Practice for Statistics (pdf, 320 KB).

How to avoid common breaches (pdf, 146KB).

Review frequency:

This guidance is reviewed annually.

Documents

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Breach reporting template (DOCX, 0.05MB)

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Guidance on reporting breaches of the Code of Practice for Statistics (PDF, 0.33MB)

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How to avoid common breaches (PDF, 0.15MB)

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