The quality of our statistics will impact on the trust our users have in them and us. When making decisions, users need to be clear about the quality of the data they are using and we must strive to provide high quality statistics.
We will ensure our statistics are fit for purpose, use appropriate processes and we will be transparent about our methods. We will also ensure the factual and presentational quality of our statistics meet the requirements of our users.
Our four statistical quality objectives are:
- to ensure staff are trained in effective quality assurance and quality management
- to encourage staff to apply intellectual curiosity, question their data and take ownership of the quality assurance for which they are responsible
- to publish appropriate quality reports or indicators for our statistics
- to conduct regular reviews of our processes and the outputs we produce, ensuring we work with data providers to understand the end-to-end processes.