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 source of a child protection notification.
|Maximum character length:||2|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
CODE 1 Subject child
Any person who notifies the department regarding a concern about themselves.
CODE 2 Parent/guardian
A natural or substitute parent, spouse of a natural parent, adoptive parent or spouse of an adoptive parent or any other person who has an ongoing legal responsibility for the care and protection of a child.
CODE 3 Sibling/Other relative
Sibling includes a natural (i.e. biological), adopted, foster, step-brother or half-brother or sister.
Other relative includes a grandparent, aunt, uncle or cousin. The relationship can be full, half or step, or through adoption, and can be traced through, or to, a person whose parents were not married to each other at the time of his or her birth. This category also includes members of Indigenous communities who are accepted by that community as being related to the child.
CODE 4 Friend/neighbour
An unrelated person or acquaintance who is known to, or lives in close proximity to, the subject child or their family, or to the person believed responsible for the abuse or neglect.
CODE 5 Medical practitioner
This category includes only registered medical practitioners. This includes both general practitioners and specialists in hospitals or in the community.
CODE 6 Other health personnel
Any person engaged in supplementary, paramedical and/or ancillary medical services (for example, nurses, infant welfare sisters, dentists, radiographers, physiotherapists and pharmacists). It does not include social workers and non-medical hospital/health centre personnel.
CODE 7 Hospital/health centre
Any person not elsewhere classified who is employed at a public or private hospital or other health centre or clinic.
CODE 8 Social worker
Any person engaged in providing a social or welfare work service in the community.
CODE 9 School personnel
Any appropriately trained person involved in the instruction of, or imparting of knowledge to, children or providing direct support for this education. This includes teachers, teachers' aides, school principals and counsellors who work in preschool, kindergarten, primary, secondary, technical, sporting or art and crafts education.
CODE 10 Child care personnel
Any person engaged in providing occasional, part-time or full-time day care for children.
CODE 11 Police
Any member of a Commonwealth, state or territory law enforcement agency.
CODE 12 Departmental officer
Any person, not classified above, who is employed by a state or territory community services department.
CODE 13 Non-government organisation
Any non-government organisation not classified above that provides services to the community on a non-profit-making basis.
CODE 14 Anonymous
This category covers all those notifications received from a person who does not give his or her name.
CODE 88 Other
All other persons or organisations not classified above (e.g. ministers of religion or government agencies and instrumentalities not classified above).
CODE 99 Not stated/inadequately described
This category includes all reports that are received from an unknown source.
The categories for ‘Hospital/health centre', ‘Departmental officer’, ‘Non-government organisation’ and ‘Other’ should only be used for people that could not be elsewhere classified. For example, a medical practitioner employed at a public or private hospital should be recorded as a ‘Medical practitioner’ not as ‘Hospital/health centre'.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Child protection relationship code N[N] Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Child protection notification—source of notification, code N[N] Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016