Carer household authorisation type, code N[N]
Identifying and definitional attributes
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|Registration status:||Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016|
Community Services (retired), Recorded 04/04/2014
A code set representing authorised types of care.
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Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 1 Foster care only
Carers who have been screened/authorised only for the purpose of having a foster child placed with them. Foster care is where the carer is authorised and reimbursed (or was offered but declined reimbursement) by the state/territory and supported by an approved agency. There are varying degrees of reimbursement made to foster carers.
CODE 2 Relative/kinship care only
Carers who have been screened/authorised only for the purpose of having relative(s)/kin placed with them. Relative/kinship care is where the caregiver is a relative (other than parents), considered to
CODE 3 Both foster and relative/kinship care
Carers who have been screened/authorised for the purpose of having foster children and relatives/kin placed with them.
CODE 4 Provisionally approved
Households that have received provisional authorisation (which may be in order to facilitate a placement), whilst formal approval/registration is being finalised. This code should only be used if the type of provisional authorisation is not recorded until the approval/registration process is finalised.
CODE 5 Respite only
Respite care is a form of out-of-home care that is used to provide short-term accommodation for children and young people where the intention is for the child to return to their prior place of residence. Respite placements include:
Respite from birth family, where a child is placed in out-of-home care on a temporary basis for reasons other than child protection (e.g. the child’s parents are ill or unable to care for them on a temporary basis; or as a family support mechanism to prevent entry into full time care, as part of the reunification process, as a shared cared arrangement)
CODE 6 Long term guardianship
Carers who have been screened/authorised only for the purpose of having a child placed with them under a permanent care order and/or other order where parental responsibility is transferred to a third party.
CODE 99 Not stated/inadequately described
Is used when the authorisation type 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. Canberra: AIHW.
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Carer household—care authorisation type, code N[N] Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016