Open consultation

Taking Part Survey Review


The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is currently undertaking a review of the survey needs of the department, including the Taking Part survey.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The Department for Digital, Culture and Media and Sport (DCMS) is currently undertaking a strategic review of the survey needs of the department, including reviewing the Taking Part survey.

Taking Part enters its 16th year in April 2020 and has been adapted during this period to meet the changing and growing evidence needs of DCMS and its stakeholders. We are now considering the survey as a whole to determine whether the survey continues to effectively and efficiently meet today’s evidence needs.

We invite views from interested stakeholders regarding the evidence needs the Taking Part survey is currently addressing for you/your organisation, the key evidence needs you feel the survey is not currently addressing and the impact on your evidence needs if the survey is changed or discontinued.

DCMS continues to value survey data as one of a variety of evidence sources for its sectors and is committed to ensuring that priority evidence needs are met via a cost-effective, robust methodology. Any changes to DCMS’s surveys resulting from this strategic review will be communicated in the published response to this consultation within 12 weeks of the consultation closing.

We encourage you to respond to this consultation by completing a survey which can be accessed here.

We will be keeping this statistical consultation open for an extended period of time. This consultation will now close on 1st June 2020 at 10am, however, this date remains subject to change

Published 26 February 2020
Last updated 20 March 2020 + show all updates
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