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Child protection notification—investigation outcome, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termInvestigation outcome (child protection notification)
Synonymous names:Help on this termInvestigation outcome
METeOR identifier:Help on this term367320
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
Definition:Help on this termThe outcome of an investigation where a decision has been made as to whether a child has been, is being, or is likely to be abused, neglected or otherwise harmed, as represented by a code.

Data element concept attributes

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Data element concept:Child protection notification—investigation outcome
METeOR identifier:Help on this term316560
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008
Definition:Help on this termThe outcome of an investigation where a decision has been made as to whether a child has been, is being, or is likely to be abused, neglected or otherwise harmed.
Object class:Help on this termChild protection notification
Property:Help on this termInvestigation outcome

Value domain attributes

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Value domain:Investigation outcome code N
METeOR identifier:Help on this term367322
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the outcome of an investigation.

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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
1Investigation finalised
2Investigation in process
3Investigation not able to be commenced or completed

Collection and usage attributes

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Once an investigation is finalised an outcome is recorded in the system.

CODE 1 Investigation finalised

A finalised investigation is a notification received in a financial year which was investigated and the investigation was completed and an outcome of substantiated or not substantiated recorded by 31 August of the following financial year. Finalised investigations are broken down into 'Substantiated' and 'Not substantiated' categories.

CODE 2 Investigation in process

Where the investigation was ongoing at the end of a period.

CODE 3 Investigation not able to be commenced or completed

Where every effort has been made to investigate the concern, but was not possible.

Data element attributes

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The outcome should be recorded once the assessment has been completed and a decision has been made as to whether a child has been, is being or is likely to be abused, neglected or otherwise harmed.

This does not include cases where the investigation is still in progress.
Comments:Help on this termThis is important to measure the proportion of investigations that are substantiated. It is also important to determine the outcomes of children who are in contact with community services departments.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National 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.

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See also Child protection notification—finalised investigation outcome indicator, code N Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008

Has been superseded by Child protection notification—investigation outcome, code N Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008

Supersedes Child protection notification—investigation outcome, code N Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008

Has been superseded by Child protection notification—investigation status, code N[N] 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 pilot (2008) Community Services (retired), Retired 06/02/2012

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