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Reason for out-of-home placement exit code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term314515
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008
Definition:Help on this termA code representing the reason why an child has exited an out-of-home care placement

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
1Child moved to another placement in the same jurisdiction
2Child was adopted
3Child deceased
4Child absconded
5Child reached eighteen years
6Moved to independent living
7Legal detention
8Legal order expired
9Return to family
10Transfer of guardianship to another jurisdiction
11Transfer of guardianship to a third party
12Access to service no longer required
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1 Child moved to another placement in the same jurisdiction

This includes only placements that are in the scope of the collection.

CODE 2 Child was adopted

This includes children who were legally adopted.

CODE 3 Child deceased

This includes children and young people who died while in out-of-home care.

CODE 4 Child absconded

The child has left their placement without the permission of the carer or the department and it is not possible to locate them. They must have been absent for at least 7 days to be counted.

CODE 5 Child reached eighteen years

This includes young people who have turned 18 years old and are no longer under the jurisdiction of the department. They should be included even if still living in the placement.

CODE 6 Moved to independent living

The child has left out-of-home care to live independently with no financial assistance from the department. It may or may not be part of the individual’s case plan.

CODE 7 Legal detention

The child has been placed in either juvenile detention or an adult prison.

CODE 8 Legal order expired

This includes children or young people whose legal order is no longer valid and the child protection service is no longer responsible for the child.

CODE 9 Return to family

This includes children who have returned to live with their original family. This is the family from which the child was initially removed.

CODE 10 Transfer of guardianship to another jurisdiction

This includes children who have moved interstate, and the guardianship of the child has been transferred to the jurisdiction the child is now residing in.

CODE 11 Transfer of guardianship to a third party

This includes children whose guardianship has been transferred to a third party, such as a relative or carer, and the department no longer has involvement with them.

CODE 12 Access to service no longer required

This includes any other reasons for exit that is not listed above.

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Service episode—service cessation reason, out-of-home care placement code N[N] Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008

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