Child protection notification—contact date, DDMMYYYY
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Contact date (child protection contact)|
|Definition:||The date of a contact where there is a concern about a child.|
|Data Element Concept:||Child protection notification—contact date|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
This data element should always be recorded as an 8-digit valid date comprising day, month and year. Year should always be recorded in its full 4-digit format. For day and months with a numeric value of less than 10, zeros should be used to ensure that the date contains the required 8 digits. For example, if the contact assessment decision was made on 1 July 2004, the date should be recorded as 01072004.
This data element refers to persons who are aged 0–17 years and to unborn children in jurisdictions where they are covered under the child protection legislation.
Contacts are recorded for each individual child. For example, if the department was contacted regarding the concerns about a family of three children, then three individual contacts should be recorded.
If the date is unknown, the date 01011900 should be provided.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||National Child Protection and Support Services data group (NCPASS).|
|Origin:||Child protection and support services data dictionary. AIHW Version 1.0 Oct 2005.|
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Child protection notification—notification date, DDMMYYYY
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
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