Monday, 6 August 2012

Puzzling Statistics

What strange statistics the mandarins of Whitehall produce. I came across these on Child Death Reviews the other day.

I found them to be virtually impenetrable and surprisingly uninformative.

The only purpose I can think of in having child death reviews is to discover how children die and how they can be made safer. But these statistics seem to concentrate on the child death review process, rather than on issues of improved safety.

I defy anyone to read them and be any the wiser about how to save children’s lives as a result.