Soundex Calculator

CHIPS is now collecting Soundex on the CHIPS forms.

Soundex is an anonymised representation of a surname, consisting of the initial letter and 3 digits (eg Chips=C120). No Soundex is unique to a single name, and a name cannot be re-created from a Soundex code, so it is not possible to breach confidentiality by providing it. However, together with date of birth, Soundex helps flag up duplicate reports. We would be very grateful if you could start adding Soundex when you complete CHIPS forms.


Please enter the surname in the box below and note the resulting Soundex for that name on the CHIPS form. Names entered are not stored or retained in any way.