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Parental care type code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term455796
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Recorded 19/08/2011
Definition:Help on this term

A code set representing the type of parental or family care for a child.

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
1Two parent— natural
2Two parent—step or blended
3One parent— female
4One parent— male
5Other relatives/kin
6Foster care
88Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   Two parentnatural

This category includes all two parent families where both parents are either the biological or adoptive parents of the child.

CODE 2   Two parentstep or blended

This category includes blended and reconstituted families (one biological parent and one step parent).

CODE 3   One parentfemale

This category includes all families with a female single parent. The parent may be the biological, step or adoptive parent.

CODE 4   One parentmale

This category includes all families with a male single parent. The parent may be the biological, step or adoptive parent.

CODE 5   Other relatives/kin

Includes relatives other than those referred to above. Also includes Indigenous kinship arrangements.

CODE 6   Foster care

This category includes situations in which a child is living with foster parent(s) who are reimbursed (or who have been offered but declined reimbursement) by the state or territory for the care of a child and supported by an approved agency.

CODE 88   Other

This category includes all those not mentioned above. It includes non-family situations, such as hostels and institutional accommodation.

CODE 99   Not stated/inadequately described

This category is used when the family in which a child lives is not recorded or is unknown.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2013. Child protection national minimum data set, data collection manual 2012-13. AIHW: Canberra.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Parental care (child protection) code N[N] Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

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

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