Care arrangement (care and protection order) code N[N]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Definition:||A code set representing types of care arrangements for a child.|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
CODE 1 Residential care
Where placement is in a residential building where the purpose is to provide placements for children and where there are paid staff.
CODE 2 Family group home
Family group homes provide care to children in a departmentally or community sector agency provided home. These homes have live-in, non-salaried carers who are reimbursed and/or subsidised for the provision of care.
CODE 3 Relatives/kin who are reimbursed
Includes family members (other than parents) or a person well known to the child and/or family (based on a pre-existing relationship) who is reimbursed by the state/territory.
CODE 4 Foster care
Includes situations in which a child is living with foster parent(s) who receive a foster care allowance from a government or non-government organisation for the care of a child (excluding children in family group homes)
CODE 5 Other home based care (reimbursed)
Any other type of reimbursed home-based care that does not fit into the above categories.
CODE 6 Relative/kin who are not reimbursed
Includes family members (other than parents) or a person well known to the child and/or family (based on a pre-existing relationship) who ARE NOT reimbursed by the state/territory.
CODE 7 Independent living
This includes private board and lead-tenant households.
CODE 8 Other living arrangements
This includes any living arrangements not mentioned above.
CODE 9 Parents
Includes natural or adoptive parents of the child.
CODE 99 Not stated/inadequately described
Is used when the family in which a child lives in not recorded or is unknown.
Source and reference attributes
National Child Protection and Support Services data working group (NCPASS).
|Origin:||<P>Child Protection and Support Services National Minimum Data Set, Data Collection Manual, AIHW September 2005.</P>|
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Living arrangement type for child under care code N[N]
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Child—care arrangements, care and protection order code N[N]
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