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Child protection notification—care and protection order flag, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCare and protection order flag (child protection contact)
Synonymous names:Help on this termCPO flag
METeOR identifier:Help on this term331693
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator that a child, who was the subject of a notification, is currently, or has previously been, on a care and protection order, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Child protection notification—care and protection order 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 on
2Yes - no current order in effect
3No - no previous care and protection order
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

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 currently on a care and protection order in the jurisdiction

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

The child has previously been on a care and protection order but it is not in effect currently

CODE 3 No

The child is not currently or previously been on a care and protection order.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this termThis should be recorded at time of the contact. It only refers to care and protection orders the child is on at the time of the contact, or if the child was on a care and protection order previously in his/her life.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Child Protection and Support Services data group (NCPASS).
Origin:Help on this termChild 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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