Carer household—new carer household indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:New carer household indicator
METeOR identifier:532827
Registration status:Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Recorded 20/03/2014 [Non Dictionary]
Definition:

An indicator of whether a carer household was a newly formed household, as represented by a code

Data Element Concept:Carer household—new carer household 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:
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 9    Not stated/inadequately described

This code is not for use in primary data collections.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 1   Yes

New household
 
A carer household that received authorisation to provide care during the reference period. This includes previously authorised carer households returning to care in 60 days or more after officially exiting care.
 
CODE 2   No

Continuing household
 
A carer household that received authorisation to provide care prior to the start of the reference period and this authorisation was retained into the reference period. This includes carer households returning to care in less than 60 days of officially exiting care.

Collection methods:

Households that received provisional authorisation (which may be in order to facilitate a placement), whilst formal approval/registration was being finalised should be included. These households are only ever counted once as a new household and should not be recorded again as a new household when full authorisation is received.
 
Households whose existing authorisation is renewed as part of a standard ongoing review process are not counted as a new household. These households should be recorded as a continuing household.
 
Households whose family circumstances have changed and their existing registration is closed on the data system and a new registration is opened shortly after should not be recorded as a new household. For example, this may include households that have relocated to a new residential address; where a carer couple separate and one carer continues to provide care; where one partner in a carer couple dies and the surviving partner continues to provide care; or where a single carer forms a relationship with a new partner who also becomes a carer within the household. These households should be recorded as a continuing household.
 
Where a carer couple separate and both partners continue to be a carer in their new households, one of the carers should be counted as continuing the original household and the other carer should be counted as a new household.

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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Carer household authorisation file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Recorded 19/03/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Carer household authorisation file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Carer household authorisation file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 20/04/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Carer household authorisation file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Carer household authorisation file cluster Children and Families, Standard 20/04/2018

DSS specific attributes +