The National Disability Data Asset pilot aims to demonstrate the value of the asset. Five public policy test cases are being used to demonstrate the potential of using linked data, while protecting privacy.
Overview of the five public policy test cases
This test case relates to the impacts of early childhood early support programs for children with developmental delays and disability before entering school. The test case will pilot a methodological linkage approach aimed to streamline processes and increase privacy and security of data sharing. This test case will provide baseline data of service use to inform program planning on optimal supports for children with developmental delay and disability and their families.
This test case relates to the interaction of people with disability and the justice system. The test case aims to better understand the characteristics of people with disability who interact with the criminal justice system, both as offenders and victims. By having a deeper understanding of the extent to which people with disability interact with the justice system, and the impact of services and supports on their outcomes, governments could be able to plan for better support services.
This test case relates to pathways into employment or further education for young adults with disabilities, through school education, senior secondary education, vocational education and training participation. The test case aims to explore the barriers to employment, identify background and pathway factors that explain variations in outcomes, identify supports that help to close the gap between people with disabilities and the general population, and describe the pathways into employment or further education for young adults with disabilities.
This test cases relates to the impacts of service and support programs for people living with disability with mental health issues and psychosocial disabilities (and their families). The test case aims to provide baseline data for government policy development and to inform service, program planning and reporting on what services and supports people with disability and mental health issues have used. It also aims to better understand the relationship between the use of supports and the impact on outcomes.