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Child protection (CP) client file cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term748904
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Standard 03/11/2021
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
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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

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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.

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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.

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2018. Child protection national minimum data set, data collection manual 2017-18. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Child protection (CP) client file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 03/11/2021

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Child protection NMDS 2020–21 Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
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 2016) N[NNN]Mandatory1
8Person—disability status, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
9Child—new client indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
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