New publication: Population level family justice administrative data with opportunities for data linkage
10th June 2020
An exciting new article by the Family Justice Data Partnership team has been published in the International Journal of Population Data Science.
Although there has been considerable progress in the use of administrative data for applied health research, the family justice field lags behind. Better use of administrative data are essential to enhance understanding of how the family justice system is working, as well as the characteristics of, and outcomes for, children and families. The Family Justice Data Partnership (FJDP) supports this aim through analyses of core family justice and linked datasets in the SAIL Databank (Secure Anonymised Information Linkage).
Cafcass Cymru provide expert advice for children involved in family court proceedings in Wales, ensuring decisions are made in the best interests of the child. This article provide an overview of Cafcass Cymru data, and describes and illustrate linkage to administrative datasets within SAIL.
The data resource profile is available free here. More details about the Family Justice Data Partnership, a collaboration between Lancaster and Swansea Universities, funded by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory is available here.