What is “adding other information”? 

Government departments and agencies hold information about us which they use for routine administrative purposes. From time to time, we add information from these routine administrative records to the information you have given us as part of the study.
As part of the Age 17 Survey in 2018, we asked you for your permission to add information from the following records to the information you have given us in surveys over the years: 

  • Health records held by the NHS in England, Digital Health and Care Wales, Public Health Scotland and NHS National Services Scotland, Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland. 
  • Education records held by: the Department for Education (DfE) in England; the Welsh Government’s Knowledge and Analytical Services; the Scottish Government’s Education Analytical Services; the Scottish Funding Council; the Student Awards Agency Scotland; the Northern Ireland Department of Education; the Northern Ireland Department for the Economy; and, in all countries, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), and the Student Loans Company 
  • Economic records kept by the Department for Work and Pensions (for England, Scotland and Wales) and Northern Ireland Department for Communities include information about benefit claims and participation in employment programmes and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) 
  • Police and criminal justice records from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in England and Wales, the Ministry of Justice in Scotland, Police Scotland, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and in Northern Ireland, the Police Service and the Department of Justice. 

As part of the Age 23 Survey, we will ask you for any permissions not previously given. 

We will provide you with a booklet which explains more about this. Please take the time to read it and make your decision.  

We will only add the information that you give us permission to.  

You can also find out more by watching our video: