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Child protection and support services (CPSS) - care and protection order episode NMDS pilot (2008)

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term367277
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Retired 06/02/2012
DSS type:Help on this termNational Minimum Data Set (NMDS)
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The Child Protection and Support Services National Minimum Data Set (CPSS NDMS) is designed to capture information on all children and young people involved in the child protection systems throughout Australia.

There are three collections within the CPSS NMDS, all of which are unit record data. The first is the child protection specific data, which includes contacts, notifications, substantiations and services provided. The second is data on children who are on care and protection orders. The third is data on children in out-of-home care.

Care and protection orders data set

All children or young people who are under a care and protection order at 1 July of the collection year should be included, provided that there is a break of no more than 2 weeks between orders. All children who were placed on a care and protection order during the collection period should also be included.

An episode is the period of time in which a child is under a care and protection order.

The concept of an episode is crucial to the collection of information regarding a child on care and protection orders. It provides information on the length of time children are on care and protection orders and also the type of orders children are subject to.

Each order type is considered a discrete care and protection order episode, delineated by an entry date and exit date.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:Help on this termUnit record data.
Comments:Help on this termThe implementation of the unit record data collections across all jurisdictions has not been finalised. Further results from the pilot testing and current aggregate data collections will be investigated prior to completion of a revised NMDS.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Child Protection and Support Services data working group (NCPASS).
Steward:Help on this termNational Community Services Information Management Group (NCSIMG)
Origin:Help on this termChild Protection and Support Services National Minimum Data Set, Data Collection Manual, AIHW September 2005.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Care and protection order (CPO) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Recorded 10/10/2014

Supersedes Child protection and support services (CPSS) - care and protection order episode NMDS (July 2007) Community Services (retired), Superseded 01/05/2008

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-Child protection and support services (CPSS) client clusterConditional1
-Child—care arrangements, care and protection order code N[N]Mandatory2
-Client—case plan review date, DDMMYYYYConditional1
-Client—first care and protection order indicator, code NMandatory1
-Client—initial case plan date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Service episode—care and protection order type, code NMandatory1
-Service episode—episode end date, DDMMYYYYConditional1
-Service episode—episode start date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Service episode—reason for order expiry, care and protection code NConditional1
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