Child—household parental care type, code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Household parental care type (child protection)
Synonymous names:Family of residence
METeOR identifier:455803
Registration status:Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Recorded 19/08/2011 [Non Dictionary]
Definition:

The type of parental care within a household in which a child resides, 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
1Two parent— natural
2Two parent—step or blended
3One parent— female
4One parent— male
5Other relatives/kin
6Foster care
88Other
Supplementary values:
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:

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

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This item refers to the family type (parental care type) in which a child is residing at the time of the notification of child abuse or neglect.

Collection methods:

If the type of family of the child is collected at the time of investigation, or at some time other than at notification, this should be noted as part of collection documentation.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:

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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Notifications, investigations, and substantiations (NIS) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Recorded 09/10/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Notifications, investigations, and substantiations (NIS) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Notifications, investigations, and substantiations (NIS) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Notifications, investigations, and substantiations (NIS) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 20/04/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Notifications, investigations, and substantiations (NIS) file cluster Children and Families, Standard 20/04/2018

DSS specific attributes +