Last updated in October 2023.
Keeping our content accurate
You can trust the advice and information you read on FamilyEducation. Before an article is published, we usually assign it to one of our fact-checking experts, who check it to ensure it is accurate, detailed and includes the most recent research and evidence. They also ensure we are using the most current and reputable sources, both cited in the text and listed at the bottom of each article.
Our editorial team then updates the information, and the article is published with information about both the writer and the fact checker.
Every fact-check is different but all FamilyEducation content that falls into the following categories will be checked:
- news/current events
- politics/voting, government and law
- health and safety
- equality, diversity and inclusion
- fitness and nutrition
- life and career (housing information, choosing a college, finding a job etc.)
Our fact-checking process includes the following steps:
- Researching verified/highly credible sources such as government sites or long-standing (and politically neutral) news outlets with a history of robust and accurate reporting.
- Searching online databases and public records.
- Reaching out to organisations or individuals who are the focus of a fact-check to include their perspective.
- Reviewing publications, academic studies and other original data and documentation.
We recently adopted the editorial guidelines of the Associated Press Stylebook. Our fact-checking policy follows the AP’s Health, Science, and Environment Reporting guidelines.
Despite our careful process, mistakes occasionally happen. Please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com. We promise to correct any errors quickly and transparently.