Fact checking

We take our news direct from information submitted to us by trusted sources, such as registered charities, registered social enterprises, approved trade unions, public sector sources and from the public.

Where statistics based on public perception or behaviour are quoted in news stories, we will insist on having been provided with links to the statistics and that they are sourced from reputable research organisations (such as a member of the Market Research Society).

Where a statistical source is another news article, we will double check back to the source of that original article. We will accept news reports as proof alone of a statistics accuracy.

Where an official source is provided, we will ask for a link to the original data set / report to be provided to us.

Where data provided is “management information” belonging to the source organisation we will expect that its use has been approved by a relevant senior representative of that organisation.

We aim to correct straightforward errors as soon as possible.

This will usually be within 24 hours of receiving a notification. Please email editor [at] the rooftop [dot] news with “REQUEST FOR CORRECTION” in the subject line. The email should clearly state the article, nature of error and proposed correction. Failure to include this information will lead to the request being deleted. All complaints should start with a request for correction and, if the correction is declined, further details will be provided to the complainant about the complaints process.

To the extent permitted at law, we do not accept any responsibility for any statement in The Rooftop’s content. Nothing on The Rooftop is provided for any specific purpose or at the request of any particular person. No content is approved or sent for approval by the organisations mentioned in content. Editorial content is written by Members of Campaign Collective and represent their own personal views. The views expressed are not those of The Rooftop, Campaign Collective or any organisation mentioned in content.