Identifying and definitional attributes
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A set of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (ATSICPP) indicators were developed in response to Action 1.3 of the fourth action plan of the National Framework for Protecting Australia Children (NFPAC) (DSS 2018). Under Action 1.3, state, territory and Commonwealth community services ministers endorsed the development of a nationally consistent approach to measuring and reporting on the application of the five elements of the ATSICPP.
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Has been superseded by The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle Indicators 2019–20
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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle Indicators 2018–19: Indicator 1.1 Indigenous children in out-of-home care living with relatives or kin, or other Indigenous carers
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle Indicators 2018–19: Indicator 2.1 Indigenous children in out-of-home care living with Indigenous relatives or kin, or other Indigenous carers
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle Indicators 2018–19: Indicator 2.2 Indigenous children in out-of-home care with cultural support plans
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle Indicators 2018–19: Indicator 2.4 Indigenous children who were reunified and did not return to out-of-home care within 12 months
Collection and usage attributes
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The data used for the ATSICPP indicators are sourced from the 2016–17, 2017–18 and 2018–19 unit record snapshots of Child Protection National Minimum Data Set (CP NMDS), which includes child protection data submitted by all jurisdictions except New South Wales, and aggregate data in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Child Protection Data Collection where unit record data was not available. Aggregate data were used for all indicators for New South Wales (where available) and for Indicators 1.1 and 2.1 for the Northern Territory.
All CP NMDS unit record data and aggregate data used for the ATSICPP indicators are extracted as at 31 August for the previous two financial years from state and territory child protection department administrative systems. Data are extracted according to definitions and technical specifications agreed by departments and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Detailed Data Quality Statements for each snapshot of the CP NMDS can be found online:
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The ATSICPP indicators are reported based on nationally agreed specifications and may not match state and territory figures published elsewhere. The key data quality issues relating to the ATSICPP indicators are noted below:
Data were not available from all jurisdictions to support reporting of all of the ATSICPP indicators for all years. An overview of data availability issues is provided in Table A1.
Table A1: Jurisdictions for which data were not available for ATSICPP indicator reporting
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
AIHW 2013. National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009‒2020: technical paper on operational definitions and data issues for key national indicators. Cat. no. CWS 44. Canberra: AIHW.
AIHW 2020a. Child protection Australia 2018–19. Child welfare series no. 72. Cat. no. CWS 74. Canberra: AIHW.
AIHW 2020b. National framework for protecting Australia's children indicators. Cat. no. CWS 62. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 13 July 2020, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/
COAG (Council of Australian Governments) 2009. National framework for protecting Australia’s children: implementing the first three-year action plan. Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia. Viewed 16 June 2020, https://www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/nation_