Child protection relationship code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:331060
Registration status:Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008
Definition:A code set representing the person's relationship with the child when making a child protection report.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N[N]
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Subject child
2Parent/guardian
3Relative/kin carer
4Foster carer
5Other carer
6Sibling
7Other relative
8Friend/neighbour
9Police personnel
10Medical practitioner
11Nurse
12Social welfare professional
13Other health professional
14School personnel
15Child care worker
16Legal professionals
17Anonymous
88Other
Supplementary values:
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 1 Subject child

Any person who contacts the department regarding a concern about themselves.

CODE 2 Parent/Guardian

A natural or substitute parent (spouse or natural parent, adoptive parent or spouse of an adoptive parent) who has an ongoing legal responsibility for the care and protection of a child.

CODE 3 Relative/kin carer

Includes family members (other than parents) or a person well know to the child and/or family (based on a pre-existing relationship) who has an ongoing legal responsibility for the care and protection of the child.

CODE 4 Foster carer

Person who has duty of care responsibility for the child and the care is authorised and carers are reimbursed by the state or territory and supported by an approved agency.

CODE 5 Other carer

Includes any other person who has an ongoing legal responsibility to care for the child that does not fit into categories 2-4, such as residential care workers.

CODE 6 Sibling

A natural (i.e. biological), adopted, foster, step-brother or sister.

CODE 7 Other relative/kin

Includes a grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin. The relationship can be full, half or step or through adoption. It also includes members of Indigenous communities who are accepted by that community as being related to the child. This does not include any relative/kin who have ongoing legal responsibility of the child.

CODE 8 Friend/neighbour

An unrelated person or acquaintance who is known to, or lives in close proximity to the subject child or their family, or to the person believed responsible for the abuse or neglect.

CODE 9 Police personnel

Any member of a Federal, state or territory law enforcement agency.

CODE 10 Medical practitioner

Includes only registered medical practitioners. This includes both general practitioners and specialists in hospitals or in the community.

CODE 11 Nurse

Includes registered and enrolled nurses and nurses aids.

CODE 12 Social welfare professionals

Includes social workers, welfare & community workers, counsellors and psychologists.

CODE 13 Other health professional

Includes dentists, pharmacists, and any health professional not covered in 10–12.

CODE 14  School personnel

Any appropriately trained person involved in the instruction or imparting of knowledge to children or providing direct support for this education. This includes teachers, teachers’ aides, school principals and who work in preschool, kindergarten, primary, secondary, technical, sporting or art and crafts education.

CODE 15 Child care worker

Any person engaged in providing occasional, part-time or full-time care for children.

CODE 16 Legal professional

Anyone qualified to practice law including judges, barristers, and solicitors.

CODE 17 Anonymous

All contacts received from a person who chooses not to provide their name

CODE 88 Other

All other persons or organisations not classified above (e.g. ministers of religion or government agencies and instrumentalities not classified above)

CODE 99 Not stated/inadequately described

Includes all contacts where the relationship of the person to the child was not recorded.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

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

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Child protection notification—relationship to child of source of notification, code N[N] Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008