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Child protection notification—employment service type, code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEmployment service type (child protection notification)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term316617
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
Definition:Help on this term

The type of service in which the person who made the child protection contact was employed, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Child protection notification—employment service type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Hospital: Public
2Hospital: Private
3Other health service: Public
4Other health service: Private
5Community Services department
6Child care centre
7School
8Education department support services
9Other non-government organisation
10Family law court
11Other Australian Federal-government department
12Other state or territory government department
13Police
14Not applicable
88Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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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'.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This data element refers to the type of service the person contacting the department is employed by. It relates to persons who contacted the department in their professional capacity.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational 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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