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Care arrangement (care and protection order) code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term331762
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing types of care arrangements for a child.

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
ValueMeaning
1Residential care
2Family group home
3Relative(s)/kin who are reimbursed
4Foster care
5Other home-based care (reimbursed)
6Relative(s)/kin who are not reimbursed
7Independent living
8Other living arrangements
9Parents
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1 Residential care

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

CODE 2 Family group home

Family group homes provide care to children in a departmentally or community sector agency provided home. These homes have live-in, non-salaried carers who are reimbursed and/or subsidised for the provision of care.

CODE 3 Relatives/kin who are reimbursed

Includes family members (other than parents) or a person well known to the child and/or family (based on a pre-existing relationship) who is reimbursed by the state/territory.

CODE 4 Foster care

Includes situations in which a child is living with foster parent(s) who receive a foster care allowance from a government or non-government organisation for the care of a child (excluding children in family group homes)

CODE 5 Other home based care (reimbursed)

Any other type of reimbursed home-based care that does not fit into the above categories.

CODE 6 Relative/kin who are not reimbursed

Includes family members (other than parents) or a person well known to the child and/or family (based on a pre-existing relationship) who ARE NOT reimbursed by the state/territory.

CODE 7 Independent living

This includes private board and lead-tenant households.

CODE 8 Other living arrangements

This includes any living arrangements not mentioned above.

CODE 9 Parents

Includes natural or adoptive parents of the child. 

CODE 99 Not stated/inadequately described

Is used when the family in which a child lives in not recorded or is unknown.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Child Protection and Support Services data working group (NCPASS).

Origin:Help on this term

Child Protection and Support Services National Minimum Data Set, Data Collection Manual, AIHW September 2005.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Living arrangement type for child under care code N[N] Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Recorded 14/02/2014

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Child—care arrangements, care and protection order code N[N] Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Health, Proposed 09/11/2010
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008

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