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Child protection notification—out-of-home care flag, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termOut-of-home care flag (child protection notification)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term331680
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
Definition:Help on this term

An indicator of the out-of-home care status of a child at the time of the notification, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Child protection notification—out-of-home care flag

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Yes - currently in out-of-home care
2Yes - past history in out-of-home care
3No - the child is not currently, or previously been, in out-of-home care
Supplementary values:Help on this term
4Not stated

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This data item should be recorded for all children who were the subject of a contact during the year.

CODE 1 Yes - Currently in out-of-home care.

The child is in a current out-of-home care placement that is being paid for by the community services department.

CODE 2 Yes - Past history of placement in out-of-home care.

If the child has had a previous placement in out-of-home care in any jurisdiction in the past five years.

CODE 3 No

The child is not currently, or has not previously, been in state/territory funded or provided out-of-home care.

Collection methods:Help on this termThis should be recorded at the time of the contact assessment decision.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this termThis should be recorded at the time of the contact assessment decision.
Comments:Help on this termThis is essential as an alert that the child is recorded in the separate out-of-home care database.

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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