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Parental care (child protection) code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term367628
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing types of parental care for a child within a household.

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
4Foster
6Other relatives/kin
8Two parent (natural)
9Two parent (step or blended)
10One parent-female
11One parent-male
12Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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 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 8 Two parent (natural)
Includes all two parent families where both the parents are either the biological or adoptive parents of the child. This also includes same-sex parents who have been the parents of the child since birth or adoption.


CODE 9 Two parent (Step or blended)

Includes blended or reconstituted families (one biological and one step parent).


CODE 10 One parent female
Includes all one-parent families where the parent is female. The parent may be the biological, step or adoptive parent.


CODE 11 One parent male
Includes all one-parent families where the parent is male. The parent may be the biological, step or adoptive parent.


CODE 12 Other
This includes all those not mentioned above.


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 Parental care 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

Child—household parental care type, (child protection) code N[N] Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008

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