This guide aims to help local partners considering requesting data from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Jobcentre Plus to think through the information they need, and to understand the process of getting data.
It will help local partners to understand:
some of the important considerations and constraints of what data can be provided
how to become more aware of the data that DWP and other government departments already make publicly available and how to access this data
if DWP’s published data does not appear sufficient for local needs, how to assess whether a formal data sharing request to DWP to access non-published
data would be worthwhile
how you can be well prepared to succeed in the application process