FAQs - data doesn't add up

Why doesn't the data add up?

As the data is published exactly as it was provided by the local authorities, there may be some cases where the number of young people presenting, and their subsequent pathways, does not add up. We have tried to challenge any instances of this with councils, but where it was not possible to receive correction or clarification we have published as we received it.

More details on this can be found here

The data on the reasons for homelessness may also not add up to the total number of young people accepted as statutorily homeless. This may be because the council gave us data on a wider group, such as everyone who approached them, or because the council wasn't able to collect data on all young people. As with other data, we have published everything as we recieved it.

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