We carry out statistical analyses of the information we hold to monitor our performance and to improve service delivery. These statistics do not identify any individuals and may be published or shared with other organisations or individuals. We also carry out research and help other bodies carry out research using the information we hold where there is a legitimate interest in doing so. We may also share information with other public bodies as part of a project to produce better population estimates for the area.
However, at no time will we carry out research or allow anyone using our information to do so, where the outcome of that research will be
used in any way to make decisions about any individuals concerned in the research;
carried out in a way that substantial damage or substantial distress could be caused to any individual whose information is being used as part of the research.
We or anyone with access to our information when carrying out research will only use or give access to anonymised information unless it is necessary to use personal information that identifies individuals.