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Welfare and Health, Social Statistics.
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Children and young persons placed outside own home

Data for these statistics are continually collected from the 98 municipalities. The collected data is then subjected to a meticulous validation process in cooperation with the municipalities. All of the municipalities receive feedback sheets, representing the scope and nature of the reported data, which need to be approved by the municipalities.

Source data

Data stems from municipalities' digital systems used for administration of cases regarding children and young. In addition, can upload data through a web platform, provided by Statistics Denmark. Between 2006-2016 the data collection was rooted in Ankestyrelsen, The Danish Social Appeals Board.

Frequency of data collection

Data from the 98 municipalities are collected continuously. It is possible to report on a daily basis.

Data collection

Data are transmitted via four different system-to-system solutions DUBU, DXC, SBSYS and KMDNEXUS. Municipalities can also upload data through a web platform, provided by Statistics Denmark.

Data validation

Data are validated yearly in cooperation with the municipalities.

For each municipality a CPR based list is extracted from the database, which is then sent to the municipality to control if the data corresponds with their activity and records. The municipalities have assessed and approved following key figures: initiations and placements in out-of home care. Placement in out of home care with consents and placement in foster family care.

Reports are sent each quarter to the municipalities in order to correct errors and issues with missing or misleading data.

As a general rule, only validated and approved data is published, with a note if or which municipalities have incomplete data.

If a municipality cannot approve the validity of data before the publication of the statistic, a cooperative effort is initiated subsequently to correct the errors, so the data is in compliance before the next publication.

Data compilation

When the municipalities have approved their reports, data are published a process/sequence register, incident/occurrences register and a status/stock register.

Different systems used for dataeporting, need to comply with the requirements stated in the Executive Order on Data Reporting in the Social Area.

Age is calculated at year-end.


Not relevant for these statistics.