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 types of abuse or neglect towards a child.
|Maximum character length:||2|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
CODE 1 Physical abuse
Any non-accidental physical act inflicted upon a child by a person having the care of a child.
CODE 2 Sexual abuse
Any act by a person having the care of the child which exposes a child to, or involves a child in, sexual processes beyond his or her understanding or contrary to accepted community standards.
CODE 3 Emotional abuse
Any act by a person having the care of a child that results in the child suffering any kind of significant emotional deprivation or trauma.
CODE 4 Neglect
Any serious omissions or commissions by a person having the care of a child which, within the bounds of cultural tradition, constitute a failure to provide conditions which are essential for the healthy, physical and emotional development of a child.
These categories may be used in different ways by different jurisdictions, depending on the state or territories' own definitions, policies and practices. In addition, a child subject to abuse and neglect may be subject to more than one type of abuse and neglect (for example, sexual abuse is often also associated with emotional abuse).
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Abuse and neglect type code N Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Child—other type of abuse or neglect, code N[N] Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Child—primary type of abuse or neglect, code N[N] Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016