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SCJS Future Reporting

The SCJS team have been taking forward work to consider how best to make use of the flexibility offered by the now annual SCJS to meet user needs whilst also ensuring that our reporting is prioritised in the right areas to derive maximum public value from the survey, whilst maintaining the quality and trustworthiness of the statistics.

This paper summarises the process used to identify and consider a range of future reporting options for the SCJS, before presenting the proposal which, on balance, is considered to maximise public value from the SCJS.

Have your say

It is important that any changes made are done so with input from those that read and use SCJS outputs (and potential future users). This feedback paper was published to enable users to let us know what they think about the proposed approach. The deadline for written responses was Friday 18th August 2017.

We also held an event for SCJS users to get together and discuss these proposals on 9th August 2017.

Next steps

We are currently taking stock of feedback received and will publish a summary shortly. This will also provide an update on the reporting proposals in light of feedback and the next steps.

The first set of results from the 2016/17 SCJS, using the updated reporting approach, are expected to be released in February 2018.