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Referral—formal referral source, homelessness code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFormal referral source
METeOR identifier:Help on this term401340
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termThe person, entity or agency responsible for the formal referral of a client to an agency, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Referral—referral source

Value domain attributes

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
1Specialist Homelessness Agency/outreach worker
2Telephone/crisis referral agency
3Centrelink or employment service case worker
4Child protection agency
5Family and child support agency
6Hospital
7Mental health service
8Disability support service
9Drug and alcohol service
10Aged care service
11Social housing
12Youth or juvenile justice correctional centre
13Adult correctional facility
14Legal unit (including legal aid)
15School/other education institution
16Police
17Courts
18Immigration department or asylum seeker/refugee support service
19Other agency (government or non-government)
20Family and/or friends
21Other
22Don't know
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Only formal referrals are collected in this data element. The list of forms of referrals in the classification or value domain are regarded as formal referrals.

A formal referral is any form of verbal or written contact with the person, group or organisation from which the individual or group could be referred.

Collection methods:Help on this term

The permissible values for this data element are used to form the response categories to the question:

'From the referral list below please select one that represents the source of formal referral for this client.'

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Referral—formal referral source, homelessness code N[N] Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2011 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +
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