Child protection notification—course of action decision date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Course of action decision date
Synonymous names:Date of notification assessment decision; Assessment decision date
METeOR identifier:455338
Registration status:Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Recorded 19/08/2011 [Non Dictionary]
Definition:

The date on which a decision was made about the course of action to take in response to a child protection notification, expressed as DDMMYYYY.

Data Element Concept:Child protection notification—course of action decision date

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Date
Data type:Date/Time
Format:DDMMYYYY
Maximum character length:8

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This data element records the date the assessment decision was made by the departmental worker about the course of action to be taken (i.e. the level of intervention the department should provide) in response to a child protection notification.

Collection methods:

This data element should always 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 assessment decision 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.

If it is not applicable to record a date (i.e. the assessment decision has not been made), record 01019999.

Comments:

This can be used to measure the length of time between when the decision regarding the level of involvement of the department was made and the commencement of the investigation.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:

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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Child protection notification—assessment decision 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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Notifications, investigations, and substantiations (NIS) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Recorded 09/10/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Notifications, investigations, and substantiations (NIS) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +