Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016|
Community Services (retired), Recorded 19/08/2011
A code set representing the status of an investigation into a child protection notification.
|Maximum character length:||2|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
CODE 1 Substantiated
An investigation is classified as ‘substantiated’ where there is reasonable cause to believe that the child has been, is being, or is likely to be abused or neglected or otherwise harmed. Substantiation does not necessarily require sufficient evidence for a successful prosecution and does not imply that treatment or case management was, or is to be, provided.
CODE 2 Not substantiated
An investigation is classified as ‘not substantiated’ where an investigation has concluded that there is no reasonable cause to suspect prior, current or future abuse or neglect or harm to the child.
CODE 3 Investigation in process
An investigation that is in process is a notification which was investigated, but where the investigation was not completed and an investigation outcome was not recorded by the end of the reference period.
CODE 4 Investigation closed - no outcome possible
An investigation that is closed with no outcome possible is a notification which was investigated, but where the investigation was not able to be finalised in order to reach the outcome of substantiated or not substantiated. These files would be closed for administrative purposes. This may happen, for example, in cases where the family has relocated.
CODE 97 Not applicable
No investigation was conducted.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Investigation outcome code N Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Child protection notification—investigation status, code N[N] Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016