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Carer household authorisation type, code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term531746
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Recorded 04/04/2014
Definition:Help on this term

A code set representing authorised types of care.

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
1Foster care only
2Relative/kinship care only
3Both foster and relative/kinship care
4Provisionally approved
5Respite only
6Long term guardianship
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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
be family or a close friend, or is a member of the child or young person’s community (in accordance with their culture) who is reimbursed (or who has been offered but declined reimbursement) by the state/ territory for the care of the child. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, a kinship carer may be another Indigenous person who is a member of their community, a compatible community or from the same language group.

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)
       
Respite from placement, where a child spends regular, short and agreed periods of time with another carer other than their primary carer.

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

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

Carer household—care authorisation type, code N[N] Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Recorded 28/02/2014

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