In 2022, Scotland will run its once-a-decade count of the population. The census is the official count of every person in the country. It collects information about where you stay and the people who stay there. The information you give helps make decisions about how public money will be spent on schools, roads, healthcare and other important services in your local community.

This webinar is hosted by the Cyber Security, Risk and Resilience Team at the National Records of Scotland and Police Scotland.

Aims of the session:

  • Explain what Scotland’s Census is and its importance
  • Set out key Census dates
  • To share the approach in reaching people across Scotland
  • To explain how the Census can be completed
  • To explain some of the support available for Census completion

They will also share some of the best practices when it comes to fraud prevention with advice on how to help people avoid scams and fraudsters during the census period.

Scotland’s Census Day will be Sunday 20th March 2022, but you can complete your questionnaire as soon as you receive your letter. The Scottish Census website provides information how you can take part and includes advice to make sure you do not fall for fraudsters pretending to be from census.

Census teams will be providing support and help over the phone, through webchat and by email should you have any queries. If you receive anything suspicious that claims to be from the census you should contact Police Scotland on 101 and Advice Direct Scotland on 08081646000.

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