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Adoption—access arrangement type, agreement type code N

475856 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of arrangement made between relevant parties to an adoption at the time of the adoption order regarding contact with, and/or the release of information about, one or more individuals, as represented by a code.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Adoption—adoption consent, code N

749120 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of consent given for an adoption, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption—adoption organisation sector, code N

650104 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The sector in which an organisation responsible for arranging a finalised adoption operates, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption—adoption placement not finalised, total N[NN]

650136 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total number of children placed with adoptive parents prior to finalisation of an adoption order.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption—adoption placement, total N[NN]

749124 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total number of children placed with adoptive parents.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption—adoption placement, total N[NN]

653256 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total number of children placed with adoptive families.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption—application for information lodged, total number N[NN]

722841 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total number of applications lodged by adults seeking information about an adoption.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption—application for information type, code N

749127 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of application seeking information about an individual in relation to an adoption, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption—application type, information/veto code N[N]

749130 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The reason for which an application was lodged by a person in relation to an adoption, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption—children adopted as part of a sibling group, total number N[N]

650925 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total number of children adopted at the same time and into the same family as part of a sibling group.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption—finalised adoption, total number N[NN]

749186 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total number of finalised adoptions.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption—Indigenous status, code N

729914 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Whether an adoptive parent identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, as represented by a code. This is in accord with the first two of three components of the Commonwealth definition.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption—person who lodged a veto, party to an adoption, code N[N]

722880 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The adult person who lodged a veto preventing another party to an adoption from making contact and/or restrict the release of identifying information about themselves, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption—sibling group, total groups N[N]

650148 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total number of sibling groups adopted.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption—veto in place, total number N[NN]

650150 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total number of vetoes blocking contact or the release of identifying information in relation to an adoption.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption—veto lodgement, total number N[NN]

750087 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total number of vetoes lodged blocking contact or the release of identifying information in relation to an adoption.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption—veto type, code N

653241 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of veto put in place in relation to an adoption to block contact with an individual or the release of identifying information about an individual, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoptive family—sibling composition, text X[X(199)]

749217 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The sibling composition of the family into which a child is adopted, as represented by text.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoptive family—sibling composition, type code N[N]

749214 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The sibling composition of the family into which a child is adopted, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Birth mother—marital status, at child's birth code N

653196 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The marital status of the birth (biological) mother of a child at the time of the child's birth, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Carer household—authorised carer, total number N[N]

532834 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total number of individual carers authorised to provide care in a carer household.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Carer household—care authorisation end date, DDMMYYYY

531768 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a carer household's authorisation to provide care ceased to be in effect, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Carer household—care authorisation start date, DDMMYYYY

531704 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a carer household was authorised to have a child placed in their care, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Carer household—care authorisation type, code N[N]

531748 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of care the carer household has authorisation to provide, as represented by a code.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Carer household—caregiver type, Indigenous child caregiver code N[N]

524944 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of caregiver of an Indigenous child in a household containing one or more carers, as represented by a code.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Carer household—household identifier, child protection identifier NX[X(11)]

529752 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A combination of alphanumeric characters that uniquely identify a specific group of carers who provide funded out-of-home care within the same household.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Carer household—Indigenous status, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N

531773 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether any carer in the carer household identifies as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin, as represented by a code.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Carer household—new carer household indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N

532827 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a carer household was a newly formed household, as represented by a code
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Child protection notification—course of action decision date, DDMMYYYY

455338 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a decision was made about the course of action to take in response to a child protection notification, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Child protection notification—course of action, code N

455327 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A determined course of action in response to a child protection notification, as represented by a code.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Child protection notification—investigation commencement date, DDMMYYYY

455361 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which an investigation into a child protection notification began, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Child protection notification—investigation conclusion date, DDMMYYYY

456528 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which an investigation into a child protection notification concludes, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Child protection notification—investigation status, code N[N]

455404 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The status of an investigation into a child protection notification, as represented by a code.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Child protection notification—notification date, DDMMYYYY

455248 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a notification was made to the department responsible for child protection, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Child protection notification—source of notification, code N[N]

655834 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The person who, or organisation that, made the initial child protection notification to the relevant authority, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Child protection notification—source of notification, code N[N]

455764 | Data Element | Research, Evaluation and Data Working Group (REDWG).
The person who, or organisation that, made the initial child protection notification to the relevant authority, as represented by a code.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Child—case plan required indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N

610414 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a child is required by jurisdictional policy/legislation to have a current, documented and approved case plan, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Child—cultural support plan required indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N

529655 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a child is required by jurisdictional policy or legislation to have a current, documented and approved cultural support plan, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Child—current case plan indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N

610411 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a child has a current, documented and approved case plan, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Child—current cultural support plan indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N

529663 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a child has a current, documented and approved cultural support plan, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Child—current leaving care plan indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N

493102 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a child has a current and approved leaving care plan, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Child—first care and protection order indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N

655240 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a child has been placed on a care and protection order for the first time in the reporting jurisdiction, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Child—first care and protection order indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N

458347 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a child has been placed on a care and protection order for the first time in the reporting jurisdiction, as represented by a code.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Child—household parental care type, code N[N]

455803 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of parental care within a household in which a child resides, as represented by a code.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Child—initial health check conducted indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N

529681 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a child underwent an initial health check, as represented by a code.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Child—initial health check required indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N

529672 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a child is required by jurisdictional policy or legislation to have an initial health check, as represented by a code.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Child—leaving care plan required indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N

493090 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a child is required by jurisdictional policy or legislation to have a current and approved leaving care plan, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Child—new client indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N

655257 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a child was a new child protection client of the reporting jurisdiction, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Child—other type of abuse or neglect, code N[N]

455510 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Other type of abuse or neglect, other than the primary type, that has caused, or is likely to cause, injury or harm to a child, as represented by a code.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Child—primary type of abuse or neglect, code N[N]

455487 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The most serious type of abuse or neglect that has caused, or is likely to cause, injury or harm to a child, as represented by a code.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Order—National Out-of-Home Care standards (NOOHCS) order indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N

655244 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether an order is within the scope of the National Out-of-Home Care standards (NOOHCS), as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Order—National out-of-home care standards (NOOHCS) order indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N

527865 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether an order is within the scope of the National Out-of-Home Care standards (NOOHCS), as represented by a code.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Order—order type, care and protection code N[N]

458546 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of care and protection order to which a child was subject to, as represented by a code.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Order—order type, care and protection code N[N]

657300 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of care and protection order to which a child was subject to, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Person—adoption type, code N

749257 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The adoption category a person is adopted under, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Person—country of origin, code (SACC 2016) NNNN

666464 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The country of habitual residence of a person, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Person—disability status, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N

608048 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a person has a disability, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families, Housing assistance

Person—intercountry adoption living arrangement post arrival, code N

749260 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The living arrangement of an adopted person 12 months after entering Australia as a result of intercountry adoption, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Person—intercountry adoption order type, code N

749267 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of arrangement under which an adopted person enters Australia as a result of intercountry adoption, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Person—person identifier, child protection NX[X(11)]

459397 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A combination of alphanumeric characters that uniquely identifies a child or carer in the child protection and support services system within a state or territory.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Person—pre-adoption relationship to adoptive parent(s), code N

749270 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The pre-adoption relationship a person has to their adoptive parent(s), as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Person—relationship of carer to child, code N[N]

652013 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The relationship a carer has to a child under their care, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Person—sibling relationship, biological code N[N]

529702 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The biological relationship of a sibling to the subject child, as represented by a code.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Service episode—episode start date, DDMMYYYY

651687 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a service episode commenced, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Standard: Children and Families, Homelessness, Disability

Service episode—funded out-of-home care placement, number N[NN]

737461 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The cumulative number of unique out-of-home care placements funded for a child during an episode of care.
Standard: Children and Families

Service event—financial payment indicator, living arrangement code N[N]

748853 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a financial payment has been made/offered by, or on behalf of, a child protection authority to support a child in a living arrangement, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Service event—Indigenous agency placement indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N

529740 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether the funded out-of-home care placement for an Indigenous child was arranged by an organisation that provides placements specifically for and by Indigenous people, as represented by a code.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Service event—living arrangement end date, DDMMYYYY

474223 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a service provider ceased providing a living arrangement, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Service event—living arrangement start date, DDMMYYYY

474217 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a living arrangement organised by a service provider commenced, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Service event—living arrangement type, care arrangement code N[N]

748880 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of care arrangement in which a person under the care of a department responsible for child protection resides, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Service event—living arrangement type, child under care code N[N]

748870 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of living arrangement a person under the care of a department responsible for child protection resides, as represented by a code.
Standard: Children and Families

Service event—respite placement indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N

529749 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a respite placement was provided by a service provider, as represented by a code.
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Service provider organisation—approved intercountry adoption client, total number N[NN]

749282 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total number of intercountry adoption clients approved by a service provider organisation to adopt a child.
Standard: Children and Families

Service provider organisation—intercountry adoption client file sent overseas, total number N[NN]

749287 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total number of intercountry adoption client files that were sent to countries outside Australia that provide intercountry adoption by a service provider organisation.
Standard: Children and Families

Service provider organisation—intercountry adoption client, total number N[NN]

749290 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total number of intercountry adoption applicants who became official clients of a service provider organisation.
Standard: Children and Families

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