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Child—abuse and neglect type, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termChild abuse and neglect type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270166
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe type of physical, sexual or emotional actions or inactions which have resulted in, or are likely to result in, significant harm or injury to a child, or risk of significant harm or injury to a child, as represented by a code.

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Child—abuse and neglect type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269627
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe type of physical, sexual or emotional actions or inactions which have resulted in, or are likely to result in, significant harm or injury to a child, or risk of significant harm or injury to a child.
Context:Help on this term

There are considerable variations across States and Territories in the recording of type of abuse and neglect, reflecting each jurisdiction's own definitions, legislation, policies and practices relating to child protection and child welfare.

Object class:Help on this termChild
Property:Help on this termAbuse and neglect type

Value domain attributes

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Value domain:Abuse and neglect type code N
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270742
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing types of abuse and neglect.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Physical abuse
2Emotional abuse
3Sexual abuse
4Neglect
5Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/ inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThese categories may be used in different ways by different jurisdictions, depending on the state or territories own definitions, policies and practices. In addition, a child subject to abuse and neglect is often subject to more than one type of abuse and neglect (for example, sexual abuse is often also associated with emotional abuse).
Comments:Help on this termThe National Child Protection and Support Services Working Group, is undertaking considerable work to improve the comparability of child protection data. This work will impact upon the definitions and data collections in the child protection area.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:Help on this term

Child protection, Australia, 199798 (AIHW)

Comparability of Child Protection Data 1999 (AIHW)

Children Protection Australia: data collection standards, tables, & counting rules 19981999 (AIHW)

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Child abuse and neglect type, version 2, DE, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.3 KB)

Has been superseded by Child—other type of abuse or neglect, code N[N] Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Recorded 19/08/2011

Has been superseded by Child—primary type of abuse or neglect, code N[N] Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Recorded 19/08/2011

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Child protection and support services (CPSS) - notifications, investigations, and substantiations NMDS (July 2007) Community Services (retired), Superseded 01/05/2008

DSS specific attributes +

Child protection and support services (CPSS) - notifications, investigations, and substantiations NMDS pilot (2008) Community Services (retired), Retired 06/02/2012

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