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Child protection notification—notification date, DDMMYYYY

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNotification date
METeOR identifier:Help on this term455248
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Recorded 19/08/2011 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
Definition:Help on this term

The date on which a notification was made to the department responsible for child protection, expressed as DDMMYYYY.

Data Element Concept:Child protection notification—notification 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

Child protection notifications consist of reports made to an authorised department by persons or other bodies making allegations of child abuse or neglect, child maltreatment or harm to a child.

A notification can involve only one child; where it is claimed that two children have been abused or neglected, this is counted as two notifications, even if the children are from one family. Where there is more than one notification about the same ‘event’, this is counted as only one notification. Where there is more than one notification for a child in the reference period, but relating to different events (for instance, a different type of abuse or neglect or a different person believed responsible for the abuse or neglect), these notifications should be counted as separate notifications.

The notification date occurs on or before the 'date of notification assessment decision'.

Collection methods:Help on this term

The date should 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 notification was made on 1 July 2004, the date should be recorded as 01072004.

When an estimate is required, all known fields should be entered (e.g. if year and month are known use 01MMYYYY; if the exact date is unknown but the reporting period to which it relates can be determined, use 0107YYYY).

If the date is not known and can’t be estimated, record 01011900.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2013. Child protection national minimum data set, data collection manual 2012-13. Canberra: AIHW.

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Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Child protection notification—contact date, DDMMYYYY Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008

See also Child protection notification—course of action, code N Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Recorded 19/08/2011

See also Child protection notification—investigation commencement 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
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Notifications, investigations, and substantiations (NIS) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Recorded 09/10/2014

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Notifications, investigations, and substantiations (NIS) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016

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Notifications, investigations, and substantiations (NIS) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016

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Notifications, investigations, and substantiations (NIS) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 20/04/2018

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Notifications, investigations, and substantiations (NIS) file cluster Children and Families, Standard 20/04/2018

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