Flagship datasets

ADR UK flagship datasets are of significant research value and we anticipate will have wide appeal to researchers. This is integral to our mission to enable research that has the potential to lead to better informed policy decisions and more effective public services. 

The flagship datasets are findable in the ADR UK Data Catalogue and available for all accredited researchers to apply to access via one of ADR UK’s trusted research environments. They have approved legal gateways for research and are publicly documented.  

Datasets

Administrative Data | Agricultural Research Collection – England and Wales

The AD|ARC (Administrative Data | Agricultural Research Collection) datasets link information on farming activities with de-identified data about the people in farm households. The datasets also include three control groups of non-farming individuals living in similarly rural areas. Research using the data will enable better understanding of the demographic, health, education and economic characteristics of households associated with different types and sizes of farm business. This will provide new insights for decision makers to improve agricultural and rural policies and enhance the wellbeing of farmers and their households.

Children in Need Census - Wales

This dataset provides insight into the numbers and characteristics of children in need, including parental circumstances, health and educational outcomes. Following the commencement of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act in April 2016, the children in need census was discontinued and replaced by the children receiving care and support census (CRCS). This dataset was created by the Welsh Government.

Children Receiving Care and Support Census - Wales

Following the commencement of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act in April 2016, the children in need census was discontinued and replaced by the children receiving care and support census. The dataset was created by the Welsh Government.

Education Wales

This dataset includes schools and pupil data for Wales which cover state funded learning centres. It contains information from the pupil level annual school census and the Welsh Examinations Database. This describes learning centres, outcomes for learners, special educational needs, attendance summary (prior to 2020), and free school meals.

Looked After Children Dataset - Wales

Looked After Children is a dataset provided by the Welsh Government. It contains information on children on care orders and in placements. Data also covers adoption from care and the number of children and young people leaving care.

Welsh Environment Dataset

This dataset contains household-level exposure to multiple aspects of the built environment. The availability of this data and the ability to link it together and to other secondary data sources presents a unique opportunity to gain further insight on identifying the most modifiable aspects of the built environment to inform local authority and government planners and work towards evaluations of interventions.