Data Quality Policy

The Data Quality Policy manages the quality of the data collected and used by the council in relation to performance management and decision making.

This policy document sets out our approach to ensure that:

  • information is fit for purpose, with appropriate balance between the characteristics of good quality data which are relevance, accuracy, timeliness, accessibility, coherence and comparability
  • awareness of data quality is fully embedded across all services and is a key factor considered by all staff dealing with data, whether from a collection or a decision making point of view.