Quality strategy, principles and processes

Date published: 01 April 2010

Statistical quality in the Department of Justice is defined as meeting users’ needs with particular reference to the relevance, accuracy, timeliness, accessibility, comparability and coherence of the statistics collected, analysed and reported.


Four principles underpin the delivery of statistical quality in the Department of Justice:
1. Users are identified and dealt with in a spirit of consultation and responsiveness, and their needs prioritised and met within available resources.
2. Suppliers are respected and dealt with ethically, legally and effectively.
3. Methodologies, processes and practices are documented to the correct level of detail for their purpose, kept up to date and made available where appropriate.
4. Statistical processes and outputs are monitored and measured against standards with a view to their maintenance and improvement.

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