The process whereby the residential care service accepts responsibility for the Resident's residential care and accommodation. Episode of residential care start is the administrative process by which a residential care service records either:
Formal episode of residential care start:
the start of residential care and accommodation of a resident, and,
the unplanned return from leave of a resident (when there had been no intention of returning to overnight residential care within seven days);
or Statistical episode of residential care start:
the start of a reference period for a resident continuing their residential care and accommodation, from the previous reference period.
Specialised mental health services (Residential mental health care).