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Child protection and support services (CPSS) - out-of-home care NMDS (July 2007)

355779 | Data Set Specification | National Child Protection and Support Services (NCPASS) data group
The Child Protection and Support Services National Minimum Data Set (CPSS NMDS) is designed to capture information on all children and young people involved in the child protection systems throughout Australia. There are three collections within the CPSS NMDS, all of which are unit record data. The first is the child protection specific data, which includes contacts, notifications, substantiations and services provided. The second is data on children who are on care and protection orders. The...
Superseded: Community Services (retired)

Child protection and support services (CPSS) - out-of-home care NMDS pilot (2008)

367283 | Data Set Specification | National Child Protection and Support Services data group.
The Child Protection and Support Services National Minimum Data Set (CPSS NMDS) is designed to capture information on all children and young people involved in the child protection systems throughout Australia. There are three collections within the CPSS NMDS, all of which are unit record data. The first is the child protection specific data, which includes contacts, notifications, substantiations and services provided. The second is data on children who are on care and protection orders. The...
Retired: Community Services (retired)

Child protection and support services (CPSS) - care and protection order episode NMDS (July 2007)

352101 | Data Set Specification | National Child Protection and Support Services (NCPASS) data group
The Child Protection and Support Services National Minimum Data Set (CPSS NDMS) is designed to capture information on all children and young people involved in the child protection systems throughout Australia. There are three collections within the CPSS NMDS, all of which are unit record data. The first is the child protection specific data, which includes contacts, notifications, substantiations and services provided. The second is data on children who are on care and protection orders. The...
Superseded: Community Services (retired)

Child protection and support services (CPSS) - care and protection order episode NMDS pilot (2008)

367277 | Data Set Specification | National Child Protection and Support Services data working group (NCPASS).
The Child Protection and Support Services National Minimum Data Set (CPSS NDMS) is designed to capture information on all children and young people involved in the child protection systems throughout Australia. There are three collections within the CPSS NMDS, all of which are unit record data. The first is the child protection specific data, which includes contacts, notifications, substantiations and services provided. The second is data on children who are on care and protection orders. The...
Retired: Community Services (retired)

Child protection and support services (CPSS) - notifications, investigations, and substantiations NMDS (July 2007)

314520 | Data Set Specification | National Child Protection and Support Services (NCPASS) data group
The Child Protection and Support Services National Minimum Data Set (CPSS NDMS), is designed to capture information on all children and young people involved in the child protection systems throughout Australia. There are three collections within the CPSS NMDS, all of which are unit record data. The first is the child protection specific data, which includes contacts, notifications, substantiations and services provided. The second is data on children who are on care and protection orders. The t...
Superseded: Community Services (retired)

Child protection and support services (CPSS) - notifications, investigations, and substantiations NMDS pilot (2008)

367251 | Data Set Specification | National Child Protection and Support Services data group
The Child Protection and Support Services National Minimum Data Set (CPSS NDMS), is designed to capture information on all children and young people involved in the child protection systems throughout Australia. There are three collections within the pilot CPSS NMDS, all of which are unit record data. The first is the child protection specific data, which includes notifications, substantiations and investigation and services provided. The second is data on children who are on care and protectio...
Retired: Community Services (retired)

Children's Services NMDS

308217 | Data Set Specification | Children's Services Data Working Group
The CS NMDS collects information about child care and preschool activities that are provided at services which are licensed and/or funded by Australian, state or territory governments to provide child care or preschool. Children’s services aim to: meet the care, educational and developmental needs of children in a safe and nurturing environment; provide support for families in caring for their children; and provide these services in an equitable and efficient manner. In this collection, chil...
Superseded: Community Services (retired)

Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement NMDS - 1 July 2006

317350 | Data Set Specification | CSTDA NMDS Network
The Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS) and its national collection is: a set of nationally significant data items or pieces of information that are collected in all Australian jurisdictions; and an agreed method of collection and transmission. The purpose of the CSTDA NMDS collection is to facilitate the annual collation of nationally comparable data about CSTDA-funded services, and to obtain reliable, consistent data with minimal load on ...
Superseded: Community Services (retired)

Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement NMDS (July 2008)

372123 | Data Set Specification | CSTDA NMDS Network
The Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS) and its national collection is: a set of nationally significant data items or pieces of information that are collected in all Australian jurisdictions; and an agreed method of collection and transmission. The purpose of the CSTDA NMDS collection is to facilitate the annual collation of nationally comparable data about CSTDA-funded services, and to obtain reliable, consistent data with minimal load on ...
Superseded: Community Services (retired)

Disability Services NMDS 2009-10

386485 | Data Set Specification | DS NMDS Network
The Disability Services Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS) and its national collection is: a set of nationally significant data items or pieces of information that are collected in all Australian jurisdictions; and an agreed method of collection and transmission. The purpose of the DS NMDS collection is to facilitate the annual collation of nationally comparable data about disability services, and to obtain reliable, consistent data with minimal load on the disability services field. Under the Nationa...
Superseded: Community Services (retired)

Disability Services NMDS 2010-11

428708 | Data Set Specification | DS NMDS Network
The Disability Services Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS) and its national collection is: a set of nationally significant data items or pieces of information that are collected in all Australian jurisdictions; and an agreed method of collection and transmission. The purpose of the DS NMDS collection is to facilitate the annual collation of nationally comparable data about disability services, and to obtain reliable, consistent data with minimal load on the disability services field. Under the Nationa...
Superseded: Community Services (retired)

Disability Services NMDS 2011-12

461636 | Data Set Specification | DS NMDS Network
The Disability Services Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS) and its national collection is: a set of nationally significant data items or pieces of information that are collected in all Australian jurisdictions; and an agreed method of collection and transmission. The purpose of the DS NMDS collection is to facilitate the annual collation of nationally comparable data about disability services, and to obtain reliable, consistent data with minimal load on the disability services field. Under the Nationa...
Superseded: Community Services (retired)

Disability Services NMDS 2012-14

461640 | Data Set Specification | National Disability Data Network (NDDN)
The Disability Services Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS) and is a national collection that has: a set of nationally significant data items or pieces of information that are collected in all Australian jurisdictions; and an agreed method of collection and transmission. The purpose of the DS NMDS collection is to facilitate the annual collation of nationally comparable data about National Disability Agreement (NDA)-funded disability services, and to obtain reliable, consistent data with minimal load o...
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Juvenile Justice NMDS 2007

314122 | Data Set Specification | Juvenile Justice Data Sub-Committee
There are three collections within the JJ NMDS. The first collection is the client collection which lists all clients active in the juvenile justice system for the collection year and contains all relevant client characteristic variables. All episodes in the collection year for these clients are reported in the second episode-related collection. It contains unit-record data summarising each episode and clients may have multiple episodes within the collection year. Lastly, the centre collection p...
Superseded: Community Services (retired)

Juvenile Justice NMDS 2009

378088 | Data Set Specification | Juvenile Justice Data Sub-Committee
The Juvenile Justice NMDS contains information about young people under juvenile justice supervision in Australia. Young people under juvenile justice supervision are defined as those who are under the supervision or case management of a juvenile justice agency because they have: committed or allegedly committed an offence between the ages of 10–17 years OR committed or allegedly committed an offence when aged over 17 years and who are treated as young people due to their vulnerabili...
Standard: Community Services (retired)

SAAP Administrative National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

336310 | Data Set Specification | Supported Accommodation Assistance Program Information Sub-Committee (SAAP-ISC).
The Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) Administrative Data Collection is one of three data sets that comprise the SAAP National Data Collection. This collection identifies and describes the agencies funded under SAAP. It contains descriptive information (such as number, size, structure and service node) about the 1,300 or so non-government and community organisations providing accommodation and support services to people who are homeless or in crisis. It is collated from informati...
Retired: Community Services (retired)

SAAP Client Collection National Minimum Data Set

339019 | Data Set Specification | Supported Accommodation Assistance Program Information Sub-Committee (SAAP-ISC).
The Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) Client data collection forms part of the SAAP National Data Collection. The National Data Collection (NDC) aims to provide good information about the SAAP to agencies and program administrators to assist them in their work so that services for homeless people can be improved. In addition, the collection aims to provide good information about SAAP to peaks, community groups, and interested researchers to assist in debates about homelessness. T...
Retired: Community Services (retired)

SAAP Demand for Accommodation National Minimum Data Set

336748 | Data Set Specification | Supported Accommodation Assistance Program Information Sub-Committee (SAAP-ISC).
The Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) Demand for Accommodation data collection is one of three components of the SAAP National Data Collection (NDC). The National Data Collection aims to provide good information about the SAAP to agencies and program administrator to assist them in their work so that services for homeless people can be improved. In addition, the collection aims to provide good information about SAAP to peaks, community groups, and interested researchers to assist...
Retired: Community Services (retired)

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