Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Unborn child status (child protection notification)|
|Synonymous names:||Unborn child flag|
|Definition:||An indication of whether the child was unborn when the notification was made to the community services department, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Child protection notification—unborn child status|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:||Not applicable should be used if unborn children are not covered by the relevant child protection legislation.|
There are cases where the safety of a child is brought to the attention of child protection authorities before that child is born. While s/he is yet to be born, there are considerable concerns about the safety of the child.
This data element is designed to flag that the client is not yet born. This data element may assist with the record linkage processes, and will also provide valuable data on welfare concerns of unborn children.
Source and reference attributes
National Child Protection and Support Services data group (NCPASS).
Child protection and support services data dictionary. AIHW Version 1.0 Oct 2005.
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Child protection notification—unborn child status, code N
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|