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Notifications of concern for children and young people

It is possible to report any concern for a child or young person to the municipality, weather you are working with children or not. The purpose of this statistics is to monitor progress and identify patterns in the reports received by the municipalities. This development can be followed at national and municipal level. Through notification statistics, each municipality will also be able to compare themselves with other municipalities. The statistic started in 2015 led by Ankestyrelsen and since 2016 Statistics Denmark.

Statistical presentation

The statistics contain information on the notifications municipalities receive concerning children below 18 years of age. The statistics are disseminated annually with data from all municipalities. The statistics include data about the number of notifications, the child's age and gender, date of the notification, the reporter’s relation to the child (who is notifying), the background for the notification (what caused the notification) and which municipality received the notification. The statistics is communicated though an article (News from Statistics Denmark) in Danish and the StatBank.

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Statistical processing

The municipalities send data about notifications to Statistic Denmark daily through different digital sources. Data is validated annually in cooperation with the municipalities.

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Relevance

The statistics are relevant to researchers, journalists, social authorities (including ministries and municipalities) and others who are interested in vulnerable children.

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Accuracy and reliability

The accuracy and reliability of these statistics is high.

The numbers are revised two years back in time. The revisions consists of minor corrections and thus do not change the overall picture of the statistics.

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Timeliness and punctuality

The statistics are published no later than 9 months after the period of reference.

The statistics for 2020 were scheduled to be published June 22, 2021 but were delayed untill August 16, 2021.

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Comparability

These statistics has been compiled since 2015 and is comparable throughout the whole period - when taken into account the reorganization in 2017 and a generally higher quality of data, especially from 2016 to 2017.

The statistics deal with notifications during the year. The other two statistics about disadvantaged children are status per 31st of December.

The statistics are comparable to corresponding statistics for Sweden, Norway and in some degree Finland.

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Accessibility and clarity

These statistics are published annually in a Danish press release, at the same time as the tables are updated in the StatBank. The numbers can be found in the StatBank as tables UND1, UND2 and UND3. For further information, go to the subject page on disadvantaged children and young people. Contact DST Consulting for access to micro-data.

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