Child protection notification—investigation conclusion date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Investigation conclusion date (child protection notification)
METeOR identifier:316549
Registration status:Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008 [Non Dictionary]
Definition:

The date a decision concerning an investigation outcome of a notification has been made.

Data Element Concept:Child protection notification—investigation conclusion date

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Date
Data type:Date/Time
Format:DDMMYYYY
Maximum character length:8

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This should be the date the investigating officer made a decision regarding whether or not a contact has been substantiated.

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 concluded on 28 September 2004, the date should be recorded as 28092004. If the date is unknown, the date 01011900 should be provided. If an investigation did not conclude during the financial year, the date 11111111 should be provided to indicate that this is the case.

Comments:This is important to determine the length of time of an investigation.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

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

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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Child protection notification—investigation conclusion date, DDMMYYYY Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Recorded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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

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services (CPSS) - notifications, investigations, and substantiations NMDS (July 2007) Community Services (retired), Superseded 01/05/2008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