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Care and protection order type code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term316348
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the category of care and protection order.

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
1Guardianship/custody order–short-term
2Guardianship/custody order–long-term
3Guardianship/custody order–to a third party
4Non-custodian order
5Administrative and voluntary arrangement
6Assessment order
7Interim and temporary order
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1 Guardianship/custody order – short-term

A time-limited order where the guardianship/custody of the child has been transferred to the community services department for a specified time.

CODE 2 Guardianship/custody order – long-term          

An order where the guardianship/custody of the child has been transferred to the community services department until the child reaches the age of 16 or 18 years (depending on the jurisdictions legislation)

CODE 3 Guardianship/custody order – to a third party

An order where the guardianship/custody of the child has been transferred to a third party, such as a relative/kin or foster carer.

CODE 4 Non-custodian order

Non-custodian order gives the department some supervisory responsibility for the child’s welfare but do not transfer custody of the child. This excludes interim orders.

CODE 5 Administrative and voluntary arrangement

An agreement between the child protection department (or their delegate) and the parent/guardian to allow the child protection authority to be responsible for the day-to-day care of the child for an agreed period of time. It can also allow a child to be placed in out-of-home care without going through the courts. This type of arrangement does not transfer guardianship.

CODE 6 Assessment order

A court order to enable the assessment of the child for the purposes of determining whether the child is in need of protection. The assessment is also used to determine whether the parent has the capacity to exercise parental responsibility for the child.

CODE 7 Interim and temporary order

Include orders where the proceedings of the court are incomplete; where the first order has expired and there is insufficient time for the magistrate to reach a determination to ensure the ongoing protection of the child; or a determination is yet to be finalised due to ongoing action or a planned course of action with the child or family.

CODE 9 Not stated/inadequately described

Includes unknown and other types or orders not listed above.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Care and protection order type code N[N] Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Recorded 19/08/2011

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Service episode—care and protection order type, code N Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008

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