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Access arrangement type

475851 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A descriptor of type of arrangement made between relevant parties in relation to having access to an individual, and/or access to information about an individual.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Adoption consent

650102 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The parental consent obtained or dispensed with for an adoption.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption organisation sector

468243 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An organisation sector authorised under adoption legislation to make the decision about the placement of an adoptive child.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Adoption placement

653253 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The legal placement of a child for adoption.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption placement not finalised

650132 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A child placed with adoptive parents prior to finalisation of an adoption order.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption type

467120 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A descriptor of the category 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).
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Adoptive parent marital status

651151 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of an adoptive parent's involvement in a couple relationship or marriage.
Standard: Children and Families

Age

269152 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The length of life or existence.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health

Application for information lodged

650124 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The lodgement of an application seeking information.
Standard: Children and Families

Application for information type

470474 | Property
The type of application lodged seeking information about an individual.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Application type

462476 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The categorisation of a formal request or appeal.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Approved intercountry adoption client

651244 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A client who applies to adopt a child from a country other than Australia and is approved as being eligible and suitable to adopt a child.
Standard: Children and Families

Australian postcode

269316 | Property | Standards Australia, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Australian state/territory identifier

722657 | Property
An identifier of the Australian state or territory.
Standard: Health, Indigenous, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Authorised carer

532830 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person authorised to provide care by a designated agency.
Standard: Children and Families

Care authorisation end date

531764 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which the authorisation to provide care ceased to be in effect.
Standard: Children and Families

Care authorisation start date

531700 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which the authority to provide care took effect.
Standard: Children and Families

Care authorisation type

531708 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of care a carer has approval to provide.
Standard: Children and Families

Caregiver type

561204 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of caregiver, home or facility authorised to provide care to an individual.
Standard: Children and Families

Case plan required indicator

610425 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether there is a jurisdictional policy or legislative requirement to have a current, documented and approved case plan.
Standard: Children and Families

Children adopted as part of a sibling group

650129 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Children adopted at the same time and into the same family as part of a sibling group.
Standard: Children and Families

Country of origin

471371 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person's country of habitual residence.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Course of action

558909 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A determined course of action arising from an assessment process.
Standard: Children and Families

Course of action decision date

563496 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a decision was made, based on an assessment, about the course of action to take.
Standard: Children and Families

Cultural support plan required indicator

529651 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether there is a jurisdictional policy or legislative requirement to have a current, documented and approved cultural support plan.
Standard: Children and Families

Current case plan indicator

610419 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether there is a current, documented and approved case plan in place.
Standard: Children and Families

Current cultural support plan indicator

529659 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether there is a current, documented and approved cultural support plan in place.
Standard: Children and Families

Current leaving care plan indicator

493094 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether there is a current and approved leaving care plan in place.
Standard: Children and Families

Date of birth

269318 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which an individual was born.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Indigenous, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Date of substantiation

741795 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
The date on which an investigation was substantiated.
Standard: Children and Families

Disability status

607990 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator that a disability is experienced.
Standard: Housing assistance, Children and Families

Disability status

269240 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator that a disability is experienced.
Superseded: Housing assistance
Standard: Health, Children and Families

Episode start date

269253 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which an episode commenced.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Children and Families

Estimate indicator

306544 | Property
An indicator that reported data is an estimation.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Finalised adoption

650118 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The severing of a legal relationship between a child and the biological parents and the transferring in full of the legal relationship of parent and child to the adoptive parent(s).
Standard: Children and Families

Financial payment indicator

583565 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a financial payment has been made or was offered.
Standard: Children and Families

First care and protection order indicator

458334 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether an individual has been admitted to a lawful direction concerning state and territory child protection services for the first time in the reporting jurisdiction.
Standard: Children and Families

Funded out-of-home care placement

737476 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The placement of a child in out-of-home care where the state makes a financial payment or where a financial payment has been offered but has been declined by a carer.
Standard: Children and Families

Household identifier

608097 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A sequence of characters which identify a household.
Standard: Housing assistance, Children and Families

Household parental care type

367616 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A descriptor of the class of parental care within a household.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Indigenous agency placement indicator

529735 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a placement was made by an organisation that provides placements specifically for and by Indigenous people.
Standard: Children and Families

Indigenous status

269161 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of identification as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health

Initial health check conducted indicator

529677 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether an initial health check was undertaken.
Standard: Children and Families

Initial health check required indicator

529668 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether there was a jurisdictional policy or legislative requirement for an initial health check to be undertaken.
Standard: Children and Families

Intercountry adoption client

650258 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A client who applies to adopt a child from a country outside Australia.
Standard: Children and Families

Intercountry adoption client file sent overseas

650261 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The file of an intercountry adoption applicant sent to a country outside Australia that provides intercountry adoption.
Standard: Children and Families

Intercountry adoption living arrangement post arrival

650279 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The living arrangement of an adoptee 12 months after entering Australia.
Standard: Children and Families

Intercountry adoption order type

651100 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of arrangement under which an adoptee enters Australia.
Standard: Children and Families

Intercountry adoption placement type

722797 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of quota or referral system through which an adoption placement of children from countries other than Australia occurred.
Standard: Children and Families

Intercountry adoption program

687795 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An adoption placement of children from countries other than Australia, who are legally able to be placed for adoption, but who generally have had no previous contact or relationship with the adoptive parents.
Standard: Children and Families

Investigation commencement date

457186 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date a detailed or careful examination commenced.
Standard: Children and Families

Investigation conclusion date

456522 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a detailed or careful examination ends.
Standard: Children and Families

Investigation status

455383 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The status of an exploration or analysis of an event or issue.
Standard: Children and Families

Leaving care plan required indicator

493086 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether there is a jurisdictional policy or legislative requirement to have a current and approved leaving care plan.
Standard: Children and Families

Letters of family name

349486 | Property
A specific combination of letters selected from a family name (surname).
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Letters of given name

314125 | Property
A specific combination of letters selected from a person's first name.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Living arrangement end date

456825 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a living arrangement ceased.
Standard: Children and Families

Living arrangement start date

456598 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a living arrangement commenced.
Standard: Children and Families

Living arrangement type

456646 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of environment, setting or location an individual resides.
Standard: Children and Families

Main language other than English spoken at home

269176 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The primary language spoken at home, excluding English.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability, Children and Families

Marital status

269101 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of involvement in a couple relationship or marriage.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired)
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

National Out-of-Home Care standards (NOOHCS) order indicator

532329 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether an order falls within the scope of the National standards for Out-of-Home Care (referred to as the National Out-of-Home Care standards (NOOHCS)) which focus on children and young people whose care arrangements have been ordered by the Children's Court, where the parental responsibility for the child or young person has been transferred to the Minister/Chief Executive.
Standard: Children and Families

New carer household indicator

532816 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a carer household is a newly formed household.
Standard: Children and Families

New client indicator

400371 | Property
Whether the person has previously been a client.
Standard: Housing assistance, Homelessness, Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Notification date

455243 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a formal written or verbal statement regarding a specific matter or affair was given.
Standard: Children and Families

Order end date

518033 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a legal order or arrangement ceases to be in effect.
Standard: Children and Families, Youth Justice

Order start date

458482 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a legal order or arrangement came into effect.
Standard: Children and Families, Youth Justice

Order type

459402 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A descriptor of the class of legal order or arrangement.
Standard: Children and Families, Youth Justice

Other type of abuse or neglect

455496 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Any other type of deliberate action or inaction, separate to the primary type of abuse, which has resulted in, or is likely to result in, significant harm or injury.
Standard: Children and Families

Permanent care arrangement status

657332 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indication of the permanency of a care arrangement.
Standard: Children and Families

Person identifier

269369 | Property | National minimum data set working parties
A sequence of characters which identify a person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Early Childhood, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person who lodged a veto

653305 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The person who lodged a veto preventing a proposed action from occurring or being completed.
Standard: Children and Families

Person who lodged an application for information

470486 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The person who lodged an application to seek information about an individual.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Pre-adoption relationship to adoptive parent(s)

650271 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The relationship an individual has with his/her adoptive parent(s) prior to adoption.
Standard: Children and Families

Primary type of abuse or neglect

455455 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The most serious type of action or inaction, which has resulted in, or is likely to result in, significant harm or injury.
Standard: Children and Families

Relationship of carer to child

652009 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The relationship a carer has to a child.
Standard: Children and Families

Respite placement indicator

529745 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a placement was made for the purpose of providing short-term care accommodation.
Standard: Children and Families

Reunification type

706935 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indication of the reunification type.
Standard: Children and Families

Sex

269231 | Property
The biological distinction between male and female.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Qualified: Youth Justice

Sexual exploitation indicator

741764 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether an incident included exploitative sexual abuse.
Standard: Children and Families

Sibling composition

475287 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The composition of brothers and/or sisters within a family.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Sibling group

650949 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
People who have one or more parents in common.
Standard: Children and Families

Sibling relationship

529697 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The relationship between two or more individuals who have one or both parents in common.
Standard: Children and Families

Source of notification

457644 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The person or organisation that provided the initial notification to the relevant authority.
Standard: Children and Families

Special care need

687811 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The level of additional resources and/or support services required for care provision.
Standard: Children and Families

Special care type

690899 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of additional resources and/or support services required for care provision.
Standard: Children and Families

Statistical area

659876 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A designated region with a pre-determined population range primarily for statistical usage.
Standard: Health, Children and Families, Early Childhood

Suburb/town/locality name

269335 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The full name of the general locality containing the specific address.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Veto in place

650964 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The existence of a legal document preventing another party from undertaking an action.
Standard: Children and Families

Veto lodgement

650156 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The lodgement of a veto prohibiting an action being undertaken.
Standard: Children and Families

Veto type

653357 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A descriptor of a legally binding process that prohibits an action being undertaken.
Standard: Children and Families

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