When a child or a young person has a need for special support it is mandatory according to law to give a notification of concern to the municipality.
The purpose of the statistics is to monitor progress and identify patterns in the notifications of concern received by the municipalities. This development can be followed at national and municipal level. Through notification statistics, each municipality will also be able to compare themselves with other municipalities.
The statistics contain information on the reports that municipalities receive about vulnerable children and young below 18 years. Are there any notifications expressing concern for the unborn child, the notification registered for the expectant mother. It includes the date of the notification, the reporter’s relation to the child (who is notifying) and the background for the notification (what caused the notification. It is a national statistics collected continuously thus notifications from all municipalities form the register. The statistics are disseminated annually.
The data collected is validated once a year in cooperation with the municipalities.
The statistics are relevant to researchers, journalists and social authorities and others who are interested in vulnerable children
The uncertainty for the number of notifications is estimated to be around 5 pct. after validation
The statistics are published annually.
The statistics can be compared to the corresponding statistics for the Nordic countries: 1. Sweden http://www.socialstyrelsen.se/publications2012/2012-3-27 2. Finland https://www.thl.fi/fi/web/thlfi-en/statistics/information-on-statistics/quality-descriptions/child-welfare 3. Norway https://www.bufdir.no/Statistikk_og_analyse/Barnevern/Bekymringsmeldinger/
These statistics are published in a Danish pres release, at the same time as the tables are updated in the StatBank. In the StatBank, these statistics can be found under the subject Disadvantaged children and young people.