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Definition

This cluster is referred to as the CPSS client file. It is used in all three of the CPSS NMDS, all of which are unit record data. The first is the child protection specific data, which includes notifications, investigations and substantiations and services provided. The second is data on children who are on care and protection orders. The third is data on children in out-of-home care.

The Child Protection and Support Services National Minimum Data Set (CPSS NMDS), is designed to capture information on all children and young people involved in the child protection systems throughout Australia.

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

Below is a list of all the components within this Dataset Specification.
Each entry includes the item name, whether the item is optional, mandatory or conditional and the maximum times the item can occur in a dataset.
If the items must occur in a particular order in the dataset, the sequence number is included before the item name.


Data Elements

Reference Data Element Data Type Length Inclusion #
Date—estimate indicator, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Person—activity and participation life area, code (ICF 2001) AN[NNN]
Specific Information:
In the Child Protection NMDS, this data element refers to the need for assistance as a result of an underlying long-term health condition or disability. Need for assistance is determined when a child's needs are greater than fully functioning children of the same age.
Conditional Inclusion:
Identification of an activity and participation life area is not required if the child does not have an identified need for assistance.
- - optional 9
Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY Date/Time 8 mandatory 1
Person—Indigenous status, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Person—letters of family name, text XXX - - mandatory 1
Person—letters of given name, text XX - - mandatory 1
Person—need for assistance with activities in a life area, code N
Specific Information:

In the Child Protection NMDS, this data element refers to the need for assistance as a result of an underlying long-term health condition or disability. Need for assistance is determined when a child's needs are greater than fully functioning children of the same age.

If the child has a need for assistance then an activity and participation life area will be required.

Number 1 optional 9
Person—person identifier, (child protection and support services) NX[X(13)]
Specific Information:

This identifier is used to identifer clients across all CPSS data files.

The unique client identifier should be assigned by the state or territory community services department when the child first comes in contact with the department. The child should retain the same unique identifier across time. This data element should be recorded for each child for each contact, care and protection order and out-of-home care episode.

- - mandatory 1
Person—sex, code N Number 1 mandatory 1

Comments

Origin:
Child Protection and Support Services National Minimum Data Set, Data Collection Manual, AIHW September 2005.

References

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Relation Count
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0