Child—abuse and neglect type, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Child abuse and neglect type
METeOR identifier:270166
Registration status:Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:The 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:Child—abuse and neglect type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Physical abuse
2Emotional abuse
3Sexual abuse
4Neglect
5Other
Supplementary values:
9Not stated/ inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:These 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:The 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:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:

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:

Supersedes Child abuse and neglect type, version 2, DE, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.3 KB)

Has been superseded by Child—other type of abuse or neglect, code N[N] Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Recorded 19/08/2011

Has been superseded by Child—primary type of abuse or neglect, code N[N] Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Recorded 19/08/2011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

DSS specific attributes +