Community Information Branch (CIB) is responsible for providing management information, methodological and analytical support to help shape, develop, and inform the work of the Department.
CIB collects, analyses, and disseminates a wide range of community information that is provided by HSC Trusts. The branch is also responsible for the development of statistical returns to help monitor the delivery of Personal Social Services (PSS) policy.
Information collected by CIB is used to assess HSC Trust performance, for corporate monitoring, policy evaluation, and to respond to parliamentary / assembly questions.
Information is disseminated through a number of key statistical publications, most notably the "Children Order Statistical Bulletin" and "Statistics on Community Care for Adults in Northern Ireland", both of which are National Statistics publications. The branch also produces a range of other statistical publications and reports on Adult Social Care and Children's Social Care, details of which are available through the relevant work area.
- Community Returns Timetable 2013
- IAD Publications Release Dates
- CIB Schedule of Publications (PDF 23KB) (To be updated in January 2014)
National Statistics Pre-release Access
Statistics produced by Community Information Branch are produced in accordance with the 'Framework for National Statistics' and comply with the principles embodied in the 'UK Statistics Authority's Code of Practice for Official Statistics'. Further information is available in the National Statistics section.