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Definition

This cluster is referred to as the CPSS sibling 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 NDMS), 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 #
Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Specific Information:
Date of birth may be implemented more than once within each of the three CPSS data collections and collected for the client as well as siblings.
Date/Time 8 optional 99
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. This identifier maybe implemented more than once within each of the three CPSS data collections to uniquely identify the client as well as siblings.

Any sibling of the child subject to the contact should be identified. This code should be used in conjunction with ‘Unique client identification number’ to ensure consistency of identification numbers.

- - optional 99
Person—sex, code N
Specific Information:
Sex of a person may be implemented more than once within each of the three CPSS data collections and collected for the client as well as siblings.
Number 1 optional 99

Comments

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

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