Financial payment for out-of-home care code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:456637
Registration status:Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Recorded 11/10/2014
Definition:

A code set representing whether a child protection authority made or offered a financial contribution towards an out-of-home care placement.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N[N]
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Child protection authority made a direct financial contribution
2Child protection authority offered a direct financial contribution but it was declined by the carer
3Child protection authority made no financial contribution
Supplementary values:
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 1    Child protection authority made a direct financial contribution   

Where the child protection authority (or their delegate) made a payment to fund the placement, such as a foster care allowance, relative/kin allowance, or funded the residential care facility or the family group home to place clients of the child protection authority.

Note: A delegate exists where out-of-home care services have been out-sourced and a non-government organisation has been provided with the authority to place children in out-of-home care. These organisations must be funded by the child protection authority. This item should be recorded as if the organisation was the child protection authority.

CODE 2    Child protection authority offered a direct financial contribution but it was declined by the carer

Where the child protection authority (or their delegate) made an offer to fund the placement, such as a foster care allowance, relative/kin allowance, but the offer was declined by the carer.

CODE 3    Child protection authority made no financial contribution               

Where the child protection authority did not make any financial contribution outside of staffing costs, e.g. workers time.

CODE 99    Not stated/inadequately described         

Where it is unknown whether the child protection authority made/offered a payment to fund the placement.

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. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Out-of-home placement financial payment indicator code N Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Service event—financial payment indicator, out-of-home care code N[N] Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016