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Appendix A Redaction letter sequences

Table A1 Letter sequences used during redaction
Stage of redaction Sequence Relationship
Stage One XXXX Subject of report
OOOO Offender
MMMM Mother
FFFF Father
HHHH/XHXH Husband/Ex-husband
WIWI/XWIXWI Wife/Ex-wife
GFGF/XGFXGF Girlfriend/Ex-girlfriend
BFBF/XBFXBF Boyfriend/Ex-boyfriend
SMSM Stepmother/Parent’s female partner
SFSF Stepfather/Parent’s male partner
BBBB Brother
HBHB Half-brother
SBSB Stepbrother
SISI Sister
HSIHSI Half-sister
SSISSI Stepsister
DDDD Daughter
SDSD Stepdaughter
SSSS Son
S.SSS Stepson
F.MMM Foster mother
F.FFF Foster father
F.BBB Foster brother
F.SISI Foster sister
GMGM Grandmother
GDGD Grandad
RRRR Related, other
VVVV Non-related, other
WWWW Workplace
EEEE Educational institution
PPPP Address
SUBURB Suburb name
TTTT Telephone
Stage Two ARWARW Authorised report writer
PSYCH Psychologist/psychiatrist
COUNS Counsellor
VSNSW Victim Services NSW Director/Addressee
LAW Lawyer/solicitor/legal officer
POLICE Police officer
MEDICAL Medical (not psychological) professional
REHAB Rehabilitation provider (including WorkCover/ComCare)