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Child protection notification—unborn child status, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termUnborn child status (child protection notification)
Synonymous names:Help on this termUnborn child flag
METeOR identifier:Help on this term316517
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
Definition:Help on this termAn indication of whether the child was unborn when the notification was made to the community services department, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Child protection notification—unborn child status

Value domain attributes

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
1Unborn
2Born
Supplementary values:Help on this term
3Not applicable
9Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termNot applicable should be used if unborn children are not covered by the relevant child protection legislation.
Comments:Help on this term

There are cases where the safety of a child is brought to the attention of child protection authorities before that child is born. While s/he is yet to be born, there are considerable concerns about the safety of the child.

This data element is designed to flag that the client is not yet born. This data element may assist with the record linkage processes, and will also provide valuable data on welfare concerns of unborn children.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Child Protection and Support Services data group (NCPASS).

Origin:Help on this term

Child protection and support services data dictionary. AIHW Version 1.0 Oct 2005.

Relational attributes

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services (CPSS) - notifications, investigations, and substantiations NMDS (July 2007) Community Services (retired), Superseded 01/05/2008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