Child protection (CP) client file cluster
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Children and Families, Standard 20/04/2018|
|DSS type:||Data Element Cluster|
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.
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:||01/07/2015|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2017|
Data are extracted as at 31 August. The 2016-17 reporting period is the main collection period. Data for 2015-16 are also collected to allow specific calculations to be undertaken.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2017. Child protection national minimum data set, data collection manual 2016-17. Canberra: AIHW.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Child protection (CP) client file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 20/04/2018
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Child protection NMDS 2016-17 Children and Families, Standard 20/04/2018
Child protection NMDS 2017-18 Children and Families, Standardisation pending 15/01/2020