Child protection and support services (CPSS) - notifications, investigations, and substantiations NMDS pilot (2008)
Data Set Specification Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:
|Data Set Specification
Community Services (retired), Retired 06/02/2012
|National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)
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 protection orders. The third is data on children in out-of-home care.
Child protection notifications, investigations and substantiation data collection.
All notifications made to the child protection authorities during the collection period should be included. Also, any notification that was made during a previous reporting period that was finalised in the collection period should also be included.
A notification consists of reports made to an authorised department by persons or other bodies making allegations of child abuse or neglect, child maltreatment or harm to a child. Notification should not include reports regarding wider concerns about children or families which are classified as child concern reports.
Notifications are relevant to persons who are aged 0–17 years, and to unborn children in jurisdictions where they are covered under the child protection legislation.
Collection and usage attributes
|The implementation of the unit record data collections across all jurisdictions has not been finalised. Further results from the pilot testing and current aggregate data collections will be investigated prior to completion of a revised NMDS.
Source and reference attributes
National Child Protection and Support Services data group
|Child protection and support services data dictionary. AIHW Version 1.0 Oct 2005.
|Child Protection and Support Services National Minimum Data Set Data Collection manual. AIHW Sept 2005.
|Related metadata references:
Supersedes Child protection and support services (CPSS) - notifications, investigations, and substantiations NMDS (July 2007)
Community Services (retired), Superseded 01/05/2008
Has been superseded by Notifications, investigations, and substantiations (NIS) DSS Pilot 2010
Community Services (retired), Recorded 19/08/2011
Has been superseded by Notifications, investigations, and substantiations (NIS) file cluster
Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Recorded 09/10/2014