Parental care type code N[N]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016|
Community Services (retired), Recorded 19/08/2011
A code set representing the type of parental or family care for a child.
|Maximum character length:||2|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
CODE 1 Two parent—natural
This category includes all two parent families where both parents are either the biological or adoptive parents of the child.
CODE 2 Two parent—step or blended
This category includes blended and reconstituted families (one biological parent and one step parent).
CODE 3 One parent—female
This category includes all families with a female single parent. The parent may be the biological, step or adoptive parent.
CODE 4 One parent—male
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
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2013. Child protection national minimum data set, data collection manual 2012-13. AIHW: Canberra.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Parental care (child protection) code N[N] Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Child—household parental care type, code N[N] Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016