Upcoming meeting of the Welsh Children’s Social Care and Family Justice Data User Group 23rd September
17th August 2021
This is the second meeting of the “Welsh Children’s Social Care and Family Justice Data User Group”. This will be held on Thursday 23rd September, from 2pm-3.30pm on Teams. For more details and to register please click here. The Teams meeting link will be emailed in the week before the meeting.
The group has been established by the Family Justice Data Partnership (a collaboration between the Centre for Child and Family Justice Research at Lancaster University and the SAIL Databank at Swansea University, funded by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory) and CASCADE at Cardiff University, and will work collaboratively with the Children’s Social Care Data User Group (CSCDUG) in England (https://cscdug.co.uk ). It has been set up to support the use of administrative data relating to children’s social care and the family justice system in Wales in current and future research. It is a forum for all data users, including researchers, third party organisations and local authority and Welsh Government analysts, to:
· Discuss practical issues in using the data, including issues relating to data access, individual variables, data quality issues and data linkage
· Share information about projects currently being undertaken, gaps in knowledge and potential areas for collaboration
· Identify strengths and limitations of the current data, in terms of data collection, availability, quality and coverage, and possibilities for data linkage
This second meeting will include:
1) A presentation by Sara Long: What difference does local authority care make to the lives of vulnerable children? Longitudinal analyses of a retrospective electronic cohort (more details on Eventbrite)
2) A presentation by Professor Machi Tseloni: The Data First project (more details on Eventbrite)
3) General updates and discussion
The group is open to all users and prospective users of administrative data relating to children’s social care and the family justice system in Wales, so please feel free to share this invite with your networks.
Linda Cusworth (Lancaster University), Martin Elliott (CASCADE, Cardiff), Lucy Griffiths (Swansea University)