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Relationship of carer to child code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term456776
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Recorded 19/08/2011
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A code set representing the relationship a carer has to 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
1Grandparent
2Aunt or uncle
3Sibling
4Other relative
5Non-familial relationship
6Other Indigenous kinship relationship
88Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
97Not applicable
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1   Grandparent

The carer is the biological/step/adoptive grandparent (i.e. the parent of either of the child's parents) of the child placed in their care. This includes Indigenous kinship placements with grandparents.

CODE 2   Aunt or uncle

The carer is the biological/step/adoptive aunt or uncle (i.e. the sister or brother of either of the child's parents) of the child placed in their care. This includes Indigenous kinship placements with aunts/uncles.

Relatives beyond first aunt/uncle are excluded.

CODE 3   Sibling

The carer is the biological/step/adoptive sibling (i.e. sister or brother) of the child placed in their care. This includes Indigenous kinship placements with siblings.

CODE 4   Other relative

The carer is a biological/step/adoptive relative (excluding grandparent, aunt or uncle, or sibling) of the child placed in their care. This includes Indigenous kinship placements with other relatives.

CODE 5   Non-familial relationship

The carer has a pre-existing relationship with, but is not a biological/step/adoptive relative of, the child under their care. This includes Indigenous kinship placements with carers who have a non-familial relationship to the child under their care.

CODE 6   Other Indigenous kinship relationship

The carer is the Indigenous kin of the child under their care (i.e. is a member of an Indigenous community who is accepted by that community as being related to the child).

Code 6 excludes Indigenous kinship placements with grandparents, aunts/uncles, siblings, other relatives and carers with a non-familial relationship to the child. These are reported under the above categories.  

CODE 88   Other

Includes other relative/kinship relationships that do not fit into the above categories.

CODE 97   Not applicable

Should be recorded for non-relative and non-kin carers.

CODE 99   Not stated/inadequately described

Where the specific relationship of the relative/kin carer 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. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Person—relationship of carer to child, code N[N] Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016

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