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Reporting breaches of the Code of Practice for Statistics

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 statistics producers to learn and improve.

If a breach occurs, the producer of the statistics will need to complete the breach reporting template (doc, 49KB) and submit it to the National Statistician by emailing goodpracticeteam@statistics.gov.uk

Further guidance on when to report a breach can be found in the guidance document (pdf, 320 KB).

Further advice on breaches can be found in the document on how to avoid common breaches (pdf, 146KB).

Purpose:

To ensure proper reporting of breaches of the Code of Practice for Statistics.

Target audience:

Members of the GSS

Policy details

Metadata item Details
Version number:3.0
Effective date:22 February 2018
Next recommended review date:22 February 2019
Primary contact:

goodpracticeteam@statistics.gov.uk

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Breach reporting template

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Guidance on reporting breaches of the Code of Practice for Statistics

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PDF
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How to avoid common breaches

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PDF
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0.15MB
Effective date
22 February 2018
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