As part of this project, we commissioned a survey of parents to find out what they think about the idea of government services linking data held on them and their children, to try to identify families who may be at risk and in need of support.
The survey was conducted by NatCen, which works on behalf of government and charities to find out what people really think about important social issues and how Britain is run. The survey used a probability-based on-line and telephone panel and there were 843 respondents from across the UK.
The point of the survey was to see if parents agree or disagree about what is acceptable or unacceptable in relation to linking data collected by government services and using predictive analytics for risk modelling and intervention in families’ lives.
Findings from the survey will be published soon.