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Adoptions DSS 2020-21

749045 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Adoptions data set specification (DSS) describes data collected from state/territory departments responsible for adoptions for the Adoptions Australia Collection. Adoption is the legal process by which a person legally becomes a child of the adoptive parent(s) and legally ceases to be a child of his/her existing parent(s). Adopted children are normally aged 18 years and under; however, some known child adoptions, such as adoptions by step-parents, can involve adoptees over 18. The Adoptions ...
Standard: Children and Families

Care and protection order (CPO) file cluster

706953 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Care and protection order file cluster contains information about care and protection orders issued to the clients in the Child protection (CP) client data set specification. This includes care and protection orders that were issued and/or applicable, including those that ended, during the reference period. Children should be counted in the state or territory where the order is operative, regardless of where the child is residing. Children aged less than 18 years on the following care and pr...
Standard: Children and Families

Carer demographics file cluster

493178 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Carer demographics file cluster contains demographic information about all carers who were authorised to provide funded home-based out-of-home-care placements at any point during the reference period. If individual carers are not recorded separately on jurisdictions' systems, a carer identifier should be assigned for the purpose of this collection and the primary carer demographic details recorded.
Standard: Children and Families

Carer household authorisation file cluster

706950 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Carer household authorisation file cluster contains information about all carer households who were authorised to provide funded home–based out-of-home-care placements at any point during the reference period. Authorisation means the carer household has received the required approval to have a child placed with them. This includes carer households authorised to provide: Foster care (including provisionally approved carers) Relative/kinship care (including provisionally approved carers) R...
Standard: Children and Families

Child protection (CP) client file cluster

748904 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Child protection (CP) client file cluster is used to collect demographic information on children and young people involved in any component of the child protection system (i.e. notifications, investigations, substantiations, orders and/or out-of-home care placements) during the reference period.
Standard: Children and Families

Child protection NMDS 2020–21

748197 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) endorsed the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009–2020 (COAG 2009) on 30 April 2009, demonstrating all governments’ commitment to achieving a substantial and sustained reduction in child abuse and neglect in Australia. The development of a unit record data collection is seen as a major project under the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children. Although each jurisdiction has its own legislation, policies and practi...
Standard: Children and Families

Living arrangements for children under care (LA) file cluster

748857 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Living arrangements for children under care (LA) file cluster contains information about the living arrangements recorded during the reference period for children under the care of a Department responsible for child protection (i.e. children on orders who were not in funded out-of-home care and children in funded out-of-home care placements regardless of whether they were on an order).
Standard: Children and Families

Living arrangements for children under care (LA) file cluster

492989 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Living arrangements for children under care (LA) file cluster contains information about the living arrangements recorded during the reference period for children under the care of a Department responsible for child protection (i.e. children on orders who were not in funded out-of-home care and children in funded out-of-home care placements regardless of whether they were on an order).
Standard: Children and Families

National out-of-home care standards (NOOHCS) file cluster

706932 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The National Out-of-Home Care Standards (NOOHCS) file cluster is used to collect information for reporting against measures under the National Standards for Out-of-Home Care. These measures are reported for children and young people aged less than 18 years whose care arrangements were ordered through the Children’s Court, where parental responsibility for the child or young person was transferred to the Minister/Chief Executive. The scope for the National Out-of-Home Care Standards includes chil...
Standard: Children and Families

Notifications, investigations, and substantiations (NIS) file cluster

748919 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Notifications, investigations and substantiations (NIS) file cluster contains information about notifications, investigations and substantiations recorded for the clients in the Client file during the reference period. This includes notifications received during the reference period and investigations that were open during the reference period, regardless of the date of notification.
Standard: Children and Families

Safety in care (SC) file cluster

748884 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Safety in care (SC) file cluster is used to collect information about substantiations of abuse in care, during the reference period. This includes substantiations of incidents of abuse in care where the incident occurred before the reference period in which it was substantiated. This is a standalone file and contains replication of some demographic items from elsewhere in the Child Protection National Minimum Data Set. Only substantiations for children and young people who were aged less tha...
Standard: Children and Families

Sibling file cluster

706947 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Sibling file cluster contains information about the sibling relationships of children in funded out-of-home care placements on the night of 30 June (regardless of whether they are on an order). For inclusion in the Sibling file, the subject child must be in a funded out-of-home care placement on the night of 30 June, and have at least one known sibling in a funded out-of-home care placement on the night of 30 June (regardless of whether they are in the same placement).
Standard: Children and Families

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