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Welfare and Health, Social Statistics
Sofie Mandrup Hansen
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underret@dst.dk

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Notifications of concern for children and young people

The municipalities send data about notifications to Statistics Denmark through different digital sources. Data is transmitted through different system-to-system software or through a web-based platform, provided by Statistics Denmark: webindberetningen på oplysningssiden om underretninger. Data can also be uploaded via FTP service. An overview of the received data from a given year is sent to the municipalities. In collaboration with Statistics Denmark, data are corrected for eventual errors and subsequently approved by the municipalities as a true expression of the number of notifications for a given year. This process is called data validation.

Source data

Data about notifications are received from 98 municipalities. Data is reported either directly through different system-to-system software, used by the municipalities, or via manual reporting by using Statistics Denmark's web platform available from the website.

Frequency of data collection

Data is usually sent daily, but few municipalities send data weekly, monthly or annually.

Data collection

Data is reported either directly through different system-to-system software, used by the municipalities, or via manual reporting by using Statistics Denmark's web platform: web solution available from the website. Some municipalities have reported data to the FTP-server or via a parser in order to overcome issues with direct reporting caused by their IT-systems.

Data validation

Data is validated annually in cooperation with the municipalities. Statistics Denmark sends an overview of the registered data to the municipalities. If the municipality finds that their data is correct, they confirm the overview list. If not, Statistics Denmark and the municipality cooperate in order to correct the errors. If errors are not corrected in time before the publication date, Statistics Denmark publishes the data with a note that states which municipalities partly or entirely have not confirmed their data. Furthermore, Statistics Denmark and the municipality will work on correcting the errors before the next publication.

Data compilation

Data from a relevant year are combined with previous notifications found in Statistics Denmark's register. Each notification must meet the requirements stipulated in the current Executive Order on Collection of Data on Social Affairs. Bekendtgørelse om dataindberetninger på socialområdet.

Adjustment

Correction is not applied.