Reason for out-of-home placement exit code NN
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008|
|Definition:||A code representing the reason why an child has exited an out-of-home care placement|
|Maximum character length:||2|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
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This includes children or young people whose legal order is no longer valid and the child protection service is no longer responsible for the child.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.
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Service episode—service cessation reason, out-of-home care placement code N[N] Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008