Identifying and definitional attributes
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A code set representing whether a child's living arrangement was a formal out-of-home care placement or not.
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Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 1 Out-of-home care placement
This describes the situation where a child is not living with their parents. This includes foster care, relative or kinship care, family group homes, residential care and private boarding.
CODE 2 Other placement type
Used for placements that are not formal out-of-home care living arrangements. This includes situations where a child is on a third party parental order, or in a non-out-of-home care placement but on an order that transfers full or partial parental responsibility to an agent of the State.
CODE 3 Multiple placements including out-of-home care and/or other placement types
Used for cases where more than one placement type has been used.
CODE 99 Not stated/inadequately described
Is used when the care arrangement in which a child lives is not recorded or is unknown.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Origin:||<p>AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) 2021. Child protection national minimum data set, data collection manual 2020-21. Canberra: AIHW.</p>|
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