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
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Indicator 2.4 Indigenous children who were reunified and did not return to out-of-home care within 12 months|
Children and Families, Standard 03/03/2021
The proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 0–16 who were reunified during the year and did not return to out-of-home care within 12 months.
|Data quality statement:||Child Protection National Minimum Dataset, 2018–19 Data Quality Statement|
AIHW Data Quality Statements, Standard 03/03/2020
Collection and usage attributes
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100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 0–16 who were reunified during the reporting period and did not return to out-of-home care in 12 months or less.
|Numerator data elements:|
The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 0–16 who were reunified during the reporting period.
|Denominator data elements:|
2016–17 to 2018–19
By state and territory and:
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Comparability with similar reporting
ATSICPP Indicator 2.4 is derived using the same methodology as the Permanency Outcomes Performance Framework Indicator 1.6 (AIHW 2020a).
Other than the focus of ATSICPP Indicator 2.4 being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children rather than all children, the other key differences between the indicators relate to which disaggregations are reported. ATSICPP Indicator 2.4 includes Indigenous status disaggregations and rate ratios in data tables. Permanency Indicator 1.6a reports additional disaggregations by age and time in out-of-home care.
For additional details and background on the method and development of this indicator, see Child protection Australia 2018–19 Appendixes B–G (AIHW 2020a).
Only children aged less than 17 years were included in this indicator to allow for a full 12 months of follow up. This is because 12 months following the reunification for a child aged 17, that child would be aged 18 and no longer eligible for entry into out-of-home care.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Data source attributes
Fourth Action Plan under the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009–2020
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Institute for Health and Welfare (AIHW)
Source and reference attributes
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