Care arrangement (care and protection order) code N[N]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010|
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008
|Definition:||A code set representing types of care arrangements for a child.|
|Maximum character length:||2|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
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
National Child Protection and Support Services data working group (NCPASS).
Child Protection and Support Services National Minimum Data Set, Data Collection Manual, AIHW September 2005.
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Living arrangement type for child under care code N[N] Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Recorded 14/02/2014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:|
Child—care arrangements, care and protection order code N[N] Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010