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Parents' views on administrative data linkage and analytics

Professor Rosalind Edwards and Dr Hélène Vannier Ducasse

This study fills a vital gap in knowledge about trust for operational data linkage and analytics among parents of dependent children, in a context where policy developments, and data practices to inform services interventions are moving ahead of public knowledge and consent.

We commissioned a UK-wide representative survey of parents, conducted focus group discussions with subgroups of parents and interviewed family service users. Evidence from our research has shown public confidence in administrative data practices to be weak.

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