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Substantiation

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term741602
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Candidate 25/03/2021
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A child protection investigation is classified as ‘substantiated’ where there is reasonable cause to believe that a child has been, was being, or is likely to be abused or neglected or otherwise harmed. Substantiation does not necessarily require sufficient evidence for a successful prosecution and does not imply that treatment or case management was, or is to be, provided. Substantiations may also include cases where there is no suitable caregiver, such as children who have been abandoned or whose parents are deceased.

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Child protection

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Child protection substantiation—date of substantiation Children and Families, Standard 26/05/2021

Child protection substantiation—date of substantiation, DDMMYYYY Children and Families, Standard 26/05/2021

Child protection substantiation—sexual exploitation indicator Children and Families, Standard 26/05/2021

Child protection substantiation—sexual exploitation indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N Children and Families, Standard 26/05/2021

Date of substantiation Children and Families, Standard 26/05/2021

Safety in care (SC) file cluster Children and Families, Standard 26/05/2021

Safety in care (SC) file cluster Children and Families, Candidate 16/09/2021

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