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Out-of-home care placement type code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term314505
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing types of out-of-home placement.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Residential care
2Family group home
3Grandparents
4Other relative/kin care
5Foster care
6Other home-based care
7Independent living
8Other type of care
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1     Residential care

Where placement is in a residential building whose purpose is to provide placements for children and where there are paid staff.

CODE 2     Family group home

Where the child is placed in a residential home owned by the state or territory but where there is a carer who lives in this home.

CODE 3     Grandparents

CODE 4     Other relative/kin care

Includes family members (other than parents or grandparents) or a person known to the child and/or family (based on a pre-existing relationship).

CODE 5     Foster care

Where the carers are paid a regular allowance for the child’s support by a government authority or non-government organisation. The carers are registered, licensed or approved as foster parents by an authorised department or non-government organisation.

CODE 6     Other home-based care

Any other home based care not listed above.

CODE 7     Supported independent living

Including private board and lead tenant households. This type of care is arranged and supported by the department e.g. rent and bills are paid for.

CODE 8     Other type of care

Placements that do not fit into the above categories.

CODE 9     Not stated/inadequately described

Where the type of care is not known.

Relational attributes

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Service episode—placement type, out-of-home care code N Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008

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