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

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.

Data First: Cross-Justice System - England and Wales

This dataset connects Ministry of Justice data from the civil and family courts with different areas of the criminal justice system. This presents an unprecedented opportunity to understand cross-cutting questions about the overlaps and intersections between users of services in different justice jurisdictions.

Data First: Family Court linked to Cafcass and Census 2021 - England and Wales

The Ministry of Justice Data First family court - Cafcass linked dataset came about from a data sharing agreement between the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank, Ministry of Justice and Cafcass (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service). The de-identified dataset contains information on adoption, divorce, family law act, public law and private law cases, and their legal outcomes, in England and Wales.

Education and Child Health Insights from Linked Data - England

The Education and Child Health Insights from Linked Data (ECHILD) database includes linked records for around 20 million children and young people, which will be used to better understand how education affects children’s health and how health affects children’s education.

Education Outcomes Linkage 2018/19 - Northern Ireland

The Education Outcomes Linkage 2018/19 is a longitudinal relational database comprised of a range of tables containing schools’ data for pupils aged 14 and over in Northern Ireland. It links together a number of datasets held by the Department of Education in Northern Ireland; the school census (including attendance data); the school leavers survey; and the exams database.

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.

Grading and Admissions Data for England

Grading and Admissions Data for England (GRADE) is a linked, de-identified administrative dataset including data from Ofqual, the Department for Education (DfE), and UCAS. It allows accredited researchers to conduct independent research on the educational, assessment, and admission systems in England.