Reporting breaches of the Code of Practice for Statistics
|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|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to avoid common breaches (pdf, 146KB).
This guidance is reviewed annually.