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.
Merger of Northern Ireland Care Leaver Publications
Following consultation (MS Word 19KB) with and having considered the feedback (MS Word 15KB) received from users' Community Information Branch plan to combine 'Northrn ireland Care Leavers Aged 16 - 18' with 'Northern Ireland Care Leavers Aged 19' to form one publication titled 'Northern Ireland Care Leavers.' The first edition of this new bulletin will be available in this ection of the DHSSPS website in January 2015. Details on the layout and content of the publication are available here (MS Word 15KB).
We continue to welcome feedback on our publications. If you have any queries or comments please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in our readership survey.
- Community Returns Timetable 2014
- IAD Publications Release Dates
- CIB Schedule of Publications (PDF 22KB) (To be updated in July 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.