Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Number of funded out-of-home care placements|
|Synonymous names:||Number of placements during continuous episode|
The cumulative number of unique out-of-home care placements funded for a child during an episode of care.
|Data Element Concept:||Service episode—funded out-of-home care placement|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||3|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
The current placement should be included in the count of placements.
A return to a previous placement or a return home should not be counted as a new placement.
Respite/temporary placements lasting less than 7 days should be excluded from the count of placements.
If it is not applicable to record the number of placements (i.e. the living arrangement was not a funded out-of-home care placement), 997 should be recorded.
If the number of other placements during a preceding continuous episode of care is not stated/inadequately described, 999 should be recorded.
Only placements that were part of the continuous episode of care at the time of the current placement should be included (i.e. subsequent placements are not included in the count of placements for the current record regardless of whether they will form a continuation of the episode).
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2013. Child protection national minimum data set, data collection manual 2012-13. Canberra: AIHW.
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Service episode—funded out-of-home care placement, number N[NN]
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|