Child protection employment service type code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:316615
Registration status:Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008
Definition:A code set representing the employment service type of a person making a child protection report.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
1Hospital: Public
2Hospital: Private
3Other health service: Public
4Other health service: Private
5Community Services department
6Child care centre
8Education department support services
9Other non-government organisation
10Family law court
11Other Australian Federal-government department
12Other state or territory government department
14Not applicable
Supplementary values:
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 1 Hospital: Public

Government run and funded hospitals including psychiatric or specialist hospitals.

CODE 2 Hospital: Private

Privately run hospitals including psychiatric or specialist hospitals.

CODE 3 Other health service: Public

Any other health service for example Aboriginal health service, ambulatory centre, outpatient clinic, community health centre where the service is government funded.

CODE 4 Other health service: Private

Any other health service for example general practitioners, day surgery centre, medical centre, which is not government funded.

CODE 5 Community Services department

The state or territory government department that has statutory responsibility for child protection

CODE 6 Child care centre

An organisation unit which delivers child care. This can be either centre-based or family day care.

CODE 7 School

Any government of non-government institution that provides instruction or imparting of knowledge to children. This includes preschools, kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools and colleges and childhood development centres.

CODE 8 Education department support services­

Any employee of an education department, such as social workers, psychologists, and counsellors but who is not specifically employed by the school or child care centre.

CODE 9 Other non-government organisation

Any non-government organisation,  such as Barnardos, Smith Family, Centacare.

CODE 10 Family law court

The court of Australia that determines all matters in relation to family law.

CODE 11 Other Australian federal-government department

Such as Centrelink.

CODE 12 Other state or territory government department

Such as the education department, health department but excludes government service delivery settings such as schools, hospitals and government health centres.

CODE 13 Police

Includes all state and territory police forces and the Australian Federal Police.

CODE 14 Not applicable

Includes all persons in categories 1-8 in the data item 'Personal or professional relationship to the child of the person who made the contact'.

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Child protection notification—employment service type, code N[N] Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008