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Vicky is programme director Connected Local Government, a regular host on CLGdotTV programmes and has served public sector IT for more than 25 years

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Sharing births, marriages & deaths data to improve services and reduce fraud

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Worcestershire County Council and 14 partners have won funding from the Local Digital Fund for a discovery project on potential for sharing registration data more widely among public sector organisations.

Project Manager Laura Folkers of the Worcestershire Office of Data Analytics, and Charlotte Shepard, Information Officer for Redditch & Bromsgrove Councils, one of the partners, discuss the project approach and anticipated outcomes.

WODA has been awarded £57,500 from the Local Digital Fund for a discovery project to look at how registration data for births, deaths and marriages can be securely and ethically shared to improve services and reduce fraud.

The Digital Economy Act 2017 enables more sharing off data among local public sector partners. The ‘Tell Us Once’ service – an existing initiative for sharing this data - does not have a 100% take-up, is not used in all authorities, applies only to data volunteered by the public, does not cover marriage data and does not extend to eg NHS organisations.

Laura and Charlotte describe some of the anticipated benefits of sharing births, marriages & deaths data more widely, how the project is unfolding, and where they anticipate having got to by March, when the project will end, with the possibility of its progressing to a further 'alpha' phase of work

 
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