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Child protection notification—investigation commencement date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termInvestigation commencement date (child protection)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term316537
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
Definition:Help on this termThe date an investigation began concerning a notification.
Data Element Concept:Child protection notification—investigation commencement 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 date should be recorded when the investigation commences by a departmental case worker after the contact assessment decision is made. How the investigation commences will vary. For some it will be a phone call, for others it will be a visit to the child and/or persons involved with the child.

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 investigation commenced on 1 July 2004, the date the investigation commenced should be recorded as 01072004. If the date is unknown, the date 01011900 should be provided

Comments:Help on this termThis is important to measure the length of time between the receipt of a contact and the commencement of an investigation. It is also used to measure the length of time of the investigation.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

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Has been superseded by Child protection notification—investigation commencement date, DDMMYYYY Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Recorded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