Child—current leaving care plan indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Current leaving care plan indicator
Synonymous names:Current leaving care plan flag
METeOR identifier:493102
Registration status:Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Proposed 22/08/2012
Definition:

An indicator of whether a child has a current and approved leaving care plan, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Child—current leaving care plan indicator

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No
Supplementary values:
7Not applicable
9Not stated/inadequately described

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 1 Yes

Use if the child had a current, documented and approved leaving care plan at 30 June in the reference period.

CODE 2 No

Use if the child did not have a current, documented and approved leaving care plan at 30 June in the reference period.

CODE 7 Not applicable

Use if the child was not required to have current, documented and approved leaving care plan at 30 June in the reference period.

CODE 9 Not stated/inadequately described

Use if it is unknown whether a current, documented and approved leaving care plan was in place on the night of 30 June in the reference period.

 

Collection methods:

If the child was required to have a leaving care plan on the night of 30 June (code 1 was entered for 'leaving care plan required indicator'), code 1, 2 or 9 should be recorded for this item.

Code 9 should only be recorded if it was unknown whether a plan was in place on the night of 30 June in the reference period.

If code 2, 7 or 9 was recorded for 'leaving care plan required indicator', then code 7 should be recorded for this item.

Comments:

A leaving care plan to assist transition from care to independent living must commence from when the young person turns 15 years of age. This count includes people who are aged 15 years on the night of 30 June of the reference year.

Note that in Victoria transition from care planning commences 12 months prior to the intended time the child/young person will leave care—as such, not all children aged 15 years currently require a leaving care plan.

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:

See also Child—leaving care plan required indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Proposed 22/08/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

National Out-of-Home Care Standards (NOOHCS) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Proposed 22/08/2012

DSS specific attributes +

National out-of-home care standards (NOOHCS) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

National out-of-home care standards (NOOHCS) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

National out-of-home care standards (NOOHCS) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 20/04/2018

DSS specific attributes +

National out-of-home care standards (NOOHCS) file cluster Children and Families, Standard 20/04/2018

DSS specific attributes +