Why is adding other information important?

We learn a lot about your lives from the questions we ask in the surveys, but adding other information from administrative records helps us build a more complete picture of what life is really like for you.

Adding other information opens up new possibilities for researchers who use Child of the New Century (CNC) to understand the experiences of your generation and to improve the services you use and the places you live. It helps us to make the information collected as valuable and accurate as possible, allowing to fill in the blanks for details you may not know or remember (for example the date of a hospital visit); spot new trends and connections; as well as understand what policies and services work and which do not.

Adding administrative information has already, for example, helped change the way bullying is tackled, support summer born children in schools, and assess school performance more fairly.