Thematic Research Overview: Education
This thematic overview aims to provide a snapshot of how data managed or owned by the Office for National Statistics was used for research under the theme of education between December 2011 and March 2022. This snapshot covers: which datasets were used in the SRS, how they were used, the research themes addressed, and what organisations and institutions were undertaking the analysis.
Data Insight: Exploring transitions to post-compulsory education in Wales
This Data Insight explores transitions from school to Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) in Wales.
Data Insight: The gender progression and pay gap for teachers in Wales
This Data Insight examined differences between female and male teaching staff at different career stages using the School Workforce Annual Census (SWAC).
Infants born into care in Scotland
This is an update of a previous ADR Scotland report that compared rates of children under one year of age becoming looked after by Local Authorities in Scotland and in England. The focus of this report is on children starting care under one year (infants), who make up a large proportion of children in care. As well as updating trends, we have used the longitudinal data to map the pathways of individual children who started care as infants and characterise different types of care history.
The impact of Covid-19 on children's care processes in Scotland
This report hopes to contribute to an improved understanding of the pandemic and its ongoing impact on children’s social care. Through thorough examination of the data about children who were ‘looked after’ throughout the pandemic, it provides more nuanced evidence on the impacts of this turbulent time.
An interim ADR UK position statement on synthetic data
The purpose of this statement is to communicate the current position of ADR UK on the issues of synthetic data production, access, governance and use. These issues are evolving, so ADR UK’s position will be updated in line with new findings and developments.
The legal framework for accessing data
ADR UK (Administrative Data Research UK) uses a range of legal gateways to access data for research purposes depending on the type of data being used. UK Government broadly sets the legal framework, however there are some differences between nations due to devolved government powers. This publication sets out the legal framework for using administrative data for research in the UK.
Data Insight: Mind the gap: an administrative data analysis of dental treatment outcomes and severe mental illness
While people with severe mental illness are at high risk of chronic physical health conditions and premature mortality, little attention has been given to oral health disparities. Based on a large administrative dataset, this study allows an in-depth examination of disparities in dental health outcomes with respect to severe mental illness.
Data Insight: The outcomes of serious and organised crime cases appearing before the criminal courts in England and Wales
This Data Insight by Dr Tim McSweeney presents further findings from an exploratory study undertaken as part of an inaugural Data First Research Fellowship. This study drew on over 12.6 million linked records from the criminal courts and prison system over an eight-year period (2013-2020). It examines the extent, nature and outcomes of serious and organised crime (SOC)-related appearances and cases heard before the Crown Court in England and Wales.
Data Insight: Effectiveness of careers guidance in supporting participation in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET)
This Data Insight explores the influence careers guidance can have on transitions to Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) in Wales. The analysis examines rates of transition to PCET in Wales, whether the receipt of careers guidance during key stage 4 supports transition to PCET and, if so, whether it benefits some groups of pupils more than others.