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Child—care arrangements, care and protection order code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCare arrangements (care and protection order)
Synonymous names:Help on this termLiving arrangement (care and protection order)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term367626
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Health, Proposed 09/11/2010
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
Definition:Help on this term

The type of a care arrangement in which a child lives, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Child—care arrangements

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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.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this term

This item is for children who were on a care and protection order during the financial year. This item should be filled in for all children, regardless of when they came into care.

If the child was not on an order at 30 June, this should be left blank. This refers to the usual place of residence of the child, as stated in the case plan. If the child is absent, either planned or unplanned, the usual place of residence should still be recorded.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

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

Origin:Help on this termChild protection and support services data dictionary. AIHW Version 1.0 Oct 2005.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Service event—living arrangement type, child under care code N[N] Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Child protection and support services (CPSS) - care and protection order episode NMDS pilot (2008) Community Services (retired), Retired 06/02/2012

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Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2011 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

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Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2012-13 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

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Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2013-14 Housing assistance, Superseded 26/08/2014
Homelessness, Superseded 26/08/2014

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Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2014-15 Housing assistance, Superseded 24/11/2016
Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

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Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2015-17 Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

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Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2017-19 Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

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Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2019- Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

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