Child—household parental care type, (child protection) code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Household parental care type (child protection)
Synonymous names:Living arranagement (child protection)
METeOR identifier:367642
Registration status:Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008 [Non Dictionary]
Definition:

The type of a parental care within a household that a child belongs to, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Child—household parental care type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N[N]
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
4Foster
6Other relatives/kin
8Two parent (natural)
9Two parent (step or blended)
10One parent-female
11One parent-male
12Other
Supplementary values:
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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:

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

Origin:

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

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This refers to the parental care arrangement of a child, who is the subject of substantiation stemming from a child protection contact, at the time of the abuse/neglect/harm occured.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

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

Origin:Child protection and support services data dictionary. AIHW Version 1.0 Oct 2005.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Child—household parental care type, code N[N] Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Recorded 19/08/2011

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Child protection and support services (CPSS) - notifications, investigations, and substantiations NMDS pilot (2008) Community Services (retired), Retired 06/02/2012