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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
To ensure proper reporting of breaches of the Code of Practice for Statistics.
Members of the GSS
|Effective date:||22 February 2018|
|Next recommended review date:||21 February 2020|
|Author:||GSS Good Practice Team|
|Commissioner:||GSS Statistical Policies and Standards Committee|
|Approver:||GSS Statistical Policies and Standards Committee|
|Date of approval:||22 February 2018|
Breach reporting template
Guidance on reporting breaches of the Code of Practice for Statistics
How to avoid common breaches
- Effective date
- 22 February 2018
- Nature of document
- Code of Practice