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Child protection notification—contact date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termContact date (child protection contact)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term314528
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
Definition:Help on this termThe date of a contact where there is a concern about a child.
Data Element Concept:Child protection notification—contact date

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termDate
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termDDMMYYYY
Maximum character length:Help on this term8

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This data element should always be recorded as an 8-digit valid date comprising day, month and year. Year should always be recorded in its full 4-digit format. For day and months with a numeric value of less than 10, zeros should be used to ensure that the date contains the required 8 digits. For example, if the contact assessment decision was made on 1 July 2004, the date should be recorded as 01072004.

This data element refers to persons who are aged 0–17 years and to unborn children in jurisdictions where they are covered under the child protection legislation.

Contacts are recorded for each individual child. For example, if the department was contacted regarding the concerns about a family of three children, then three individual contacts should be recorded.

If the date is unknown, the date 01011900 should be provided.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Child Protection and Support Services data group (NCPASS).
Origin:Help on this termChild protection and support services data dictionary. AIHW Version 1.0 Oct 2005.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Child protection notification—notification date, DDMMYYYY Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Recorded 19/08/2011

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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services (CPSS) - notifications, investigations, and substantiations NMDS (July 2007) Community Services (retired), Superseded 01/05/2008

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

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