Child—new client indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Child protection new client indicator
METeOR identifier:521821
Registration status:Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Recorded 20/02/2014 [Non Dictionary]
Definition:

An indicator of whether a child was a new child protection client of the reporting jurisdiction, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Child—new client indicator

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No
Supplementary values:
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 9    Not stated/inadequately described

This code is not for use in primary data collections.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 1   Yes

Record for a new client

A new client is a child who has not ever previously been the subject of an investigation, any type of national care and protection order, or funded out-of-home care placement (including only those respite placements of 7 days or more) within the jurisdiction.
 
CODE 2    No

Record for a repeat client
 
A repeat client is a child:

  • who has previously been the subject of an investigation or was discharged (according to national specifications) from any type of national care and protection order or funded out-of-home care placement (including only those respite placements of 7 days or more); and
  • whose earliest order and/or placement in the current reporting period is part of a preceding continuous episode of care.

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:

Has been superseded by Child—new client indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Child protection (CP) client file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Recorded 09/10/2014

DSS specific attributes +