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Adoption consent code N

749118 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing the consent by birth parents to an adoption.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption Indigenous status code N

729916 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing Indigenous status.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption type code N

749255 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing categories of adoptions.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoption type code N

700998 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing categories of adoptions.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoptive family composition type code N[N]

655264 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing the sibling composition of the family into which a child is adopted.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoptive parent marital status code N

651142 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing the marital status of an adoptive parent.
Standard: Children and Families

Care and protection order type code N[N]

657302 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing the type of care and protection order to which a child may be subject to.
Standard: Children and Families

Care and protection order type code N[N]

458544 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing the type of care and protection order to which a child may be subject to.
Standard: Children and Families

Carer household authorisation type, code N[N]

531746 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing authorised types of care.
Standard: Children and Families

Child abuse or neglect type code N[N]

455468 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing types of abuse or neglect towards a child.
Standard: Children and Families

Child protection identifier NX[X(11)]

459387 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A combination of alphanumeric characters that identify an entity within the child protection system.
Standard: Children and Families

Child protection notification course of action code N

455325 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing a determined course of action to be taken based on an assessment of a child protection notification.
Standard: Children and Families

Child protection notification investigation status code N[N]

455402 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing the status of an investigation into a child protection notification.
Standard: Children and Families

Child protection notification source code N[N]

455761 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing the source of a child protection notification.
Standard: Children and Families

Financial payment for a living arrangement code N[N]

748842 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing whether a financial payment has been made/offered by, or on behalf of, a child protection authority to support the child in a living arrangement.
Standard: Children and Families

Information/veto application code N[N]

653190 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing information applications and vetoes.
Standard: Children and Families

Intercountry adoption order type code N

470223 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing the type of adoption order under which an overseas child enters Australia.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Living arrangement type for child under care code N[N]

748866 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing the type of living arrangement for a child under the care of a department responsible for child protection.
Standard: Children and Families

Marital status at child's birth code N

653200 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing the marital status of the birth mother of a child at the time of the child's birth.
Standard: Children and Families

Parental care type code N[N]

455796 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing the type of parental or family care for a child.
Standard: Children and Families

Party to an adoption code N[N]

653188 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing parties to an adoption.
Standard: Children and Families

Relationship of carer to child code N[N]

456776 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing the relationship a carer has to a child.
Standard: Children and Families

Relationship to adoptive parent(s) code N

749274 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing who a person was adopted by.
Standard: Children and Families

Sibling biological relationship code N[N]

529707 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing the biological relationship between one sibling and another.
Standard: Children and Families

Total groups N[N]

650146 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Total number of groups.
Standard: Children and Families

Total number N[NN]

647658 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The total, sum, count or aggregate of a collection of units.
Standard: Children and Families

Veto type code N

653185 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing types of adoption vetoes.
Standard: Children and Families

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