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Child protection notification—assessment decision date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAssessment decision date
METeOR identifier:Help on this term331081
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
Definition:Help on this termThe date a decision regarding the outcome of an assessment of the level of involvement of the community services department was made.
Data Element Concept:Child protection notification—assessment decision 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 item should be recorded as the date a decision was made regarding the service response required by the department.

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 contact assessment decision was made on 1 July 2004, the date 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 when the decision regarding the level of involvement of the department was made and the commencement of the investigation. It is also used to measure the length of time of the investigation and also the time elapsed from contact to the contact assessment decision.

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

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Child protection notification—course of action decision date, DDMMYYYY Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Recorded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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