Child protection (CP) client file cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:656475
Registration status:Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016
DSS type:Data Element Cluster
Scope:

The Child protection (CP) client file cluster is used to collect demographic information on children and young people involved in any component of the child protection system (i.e. notifications, investigations, substantiations, orders and/or out-of-home care placements) during the reference period.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

For this file a person is a child or young person aged less than 18 years. This includes unborn children in jurisdictions where they are covered under the child protection legislation.

Collection methods:

Client attributes which may be reported differently over time, such as Indigenous status and disability status, should be reported as at the end of the reference period.

Implementation start date:01/07/2013
Implementation end date:30/06/2015
Comments:

Data are extracted as at 31 August. The 2014-15 reporting period is the main collection period. Data for 2013-14 are also collected to allow specific calculations to be undertaken.

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) 2015. Child protection national minimum data set, data collection manual 2014-15. Canberra: AIHW.

Reference documents:

AIHW 2015. Child protection Australia 2013–14. Child welfare series no. 61. Cat. no. CWS 52. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Child protection (CP) client file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 20/04/2018

Supersedes Child protection (CP) client file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Child protection NMDS 2014-15 Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016

Parent DSS specific attributes +

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
1Person—person identifier, child protection NX[X(11)]Mandatory1
2Person—letters of family name, text XXXMandatory1
3Person—letters of given name, text XXMandatory1
4Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
5Person—sex, code NMandatory1
6Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
7Person—main language other than English spoken at home, code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}Mandatory1
8Person—disability status, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
9Child—new client indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1