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.
Proposed Merger of Northern Ireland Care Leaver Publications
Community Information Branch (CIB) are proposing to merge 'Northern Ireland Care Leavers Aged 16 - 18' with 'Northern Ireland Care Leavers Aged 19' into one publication titled 'Northern Ireland Care Leavers'. Guidance provided by the United Kingdom Statistics Authority requires us to consult the users of these statistics before we proceed.
We therefore request your views on this proposal. Further information and a reply form can be found in this User Feedback Form (MS Word 19KB). Replies should be returned to email@example.com no later than Friday 4th April 2014.
- Community Returns Timetable 2013
- IAD Publications Release Dates
- CIB Schedule of Publications (PDF 22KB) (To be updated in April 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.