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National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Child File: Findings from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) – File Contents and Definitions for the Data Tables (updated with FY 2015)

Metadata Updated: July 26, 2023

The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Child File data set consists of child-specific data of all reports of maltreatment to State child protective service agencies that received an investigation or assessment response. NCANDS is a Federally-sponsored national data collection effort created for the purpose of tracking the volume and nature of child maltreatment reporting each year within the United States. The Child File is the case-level component of the NCANDS. Child File data are collected annually through the voluntary participation of States. Participating States submit their data after going through a process in which the State's administrative system is mapped to the NCANDS data structure. Data elements include the demographics of children and their perpetrators, types of maltreatment, investigation or assessment dispositions, risk factors, and services provided as a result of the investigation or assessment.

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Dates

Metadata Created Date March 16, 2021
Metadata Updated Date July 26, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from Healthdata.gov

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date March 16, 2021
Metadata Updated Date July 26, 2023
Publisher Administration for Children and Families
Maintainer
Identifier 6820d1cb-0e93-4870-b6e0-4a33d84122c1_2
Data First Published 2013-01-18
Data Last Modified 2023-07-25
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 009:70
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Metadata Catalog ID https://healthdata.gov/data.json
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
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Data Quality True
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Harvest Source Id 651e43b2-321c-4e4c-b86a-835cfc342cb0
Harvest Source Title Healthdata.gov
Homepage URL https://healthdata.gov/dataset/national-child-abuse-and-neglect-data-system-ncands-child-file
License https://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/
Program Code 009:094
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash b95a994857db50fa89b42e38eaf51bc8965937c0
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2010-01-01T00:00:00-05:00/2010-01-01T00:00:00-05:00

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