Care and protection order (CPO) file cluster
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||Data Element Cluster|
The Care and protection order file cluster contains information about care and protection orders issued to the clients in the Child protection (CP) client data set specification. This includes care and protection orders that were issued and/or applicable, including those that ended, during the reference period. Children should be counted in the state or territory where the order is operative, regardless of where the child is residing.
Children aged less than 18 years on the following care and protection orders/arrangements (or children discharged from those care and protection orders/arrangements on their 18th birthday) are included in the scope of the collection:
Also included are appropriate authorities for the placement of children in out-of-home care that are outside the scope of care and protection orders (as defined above). These may include administrative authority for placement of young offenders, interstate orders or administrative and voluntary arrangements with the Department responsible for child protection which do not have the effect of transferring custody or guardianship.
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
For this file a person is a child or young person aged less than 18 years. This includes unborn children in jurisdictions where they are covered under the child protection legislation.
Each new order a child is placed on will be a new line in the file, delineated by a start and end date.
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2012|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2014|
Data are extracted as at 31 August. The 2013–14 reporting period is the main collection period. Data for 2012–13 are also collected to allow specific calculations to be undertaken.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2014. Child protection national minimum data set, data collection manual 2013–14. Canberra: AIHW.
AIHW 2014. Child protection Australia 2012-13. Child welfare series 58. Cat. no. CWS 49. Canberra: AIHW.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Care and protection order (CPO) file cluster
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
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