Guidance

Data sharing guidance for local partners

This DWP guidance aims to help local partners understand the process of getting data and to think about the information required.

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Data sharing guidance for local partners

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This DWP guidance aims to help local partners understand the process of getting data and to think about the information required.

This guide will help you better understand:

  • the key considerations and constraints that frame what data can be provided

  • how to access the ‘small area’ data that DWP and other Government Departments already make publicly available

  • how to assess whether a formal data sharing request to DWP would be worthwhile if published data is not sufficient

  • how to prepare to succeed in the application process.

This guidance is not intended to be a substitute for specific legal advice on particular issues.

DWP also provides data sharing guidance for local authorities.

Published 26 March 2014
Last updated 26 March 2014 + full page history
  1. Revised publication, replaces 'Data sharing to tackle worklessness: a guide for local partners'.
  2. First published.