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Children: Databases

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the data fields on the ContactPoint database are; and if he will make a statement. (268459)

The data fields in ContactPoint contain information supplied by each data source. The data sources are listed in schedules 4 and 5 of the ContactPoint regulations and section 12(9) of the Children Act 2004. Some fields can hold multiple entries; for example where two addresses are known. Every ContactPoint record is made up of the information from each supplying source. The data fields listed here are collected from these data sources.

Demographic information

Child Name/Gender/Date of birth/Address

Parent/Carer name and contact details

Universal services

Contact details for General Practitioner/school or other educational setting/midwife (if any)/health visitor (if any)/school nurse (if any)

Additional (Targeted / Specialist) services

Name and contact details

Contact details for the lead professional (if any)

Contact details of the practitioner who has completed the most recent assessment under the Common Assessment Framework (if any).