Adoption—application for information type, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Type of application for information
METeOR identifier:650116
Registration status:Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Definition:

The type of application seeking information about an individual in relation to an adoption, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Adoption—application for information type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Application for identifying information
2Application for non-identifying information

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Parties to an adoption may apply for access to identifying or non-identifying information.

CODE 1 Application for identifying information

‘Identifying information’ is information, such as the original birth certificate (adopted persons) or the amended birth certificate (birth parents), which identifies the actual person about whom the information is being sought.

CODE 2 Application for non-identifying information

‘Non-identifying information’ does not identify the person about whom the information is sought; this can include age of birth parent(s) and place of birth.
 

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This data element should be used in conjunction with the data element Adoption—person who lodged an application for information, party to an adoption code N[N].

Comments:

In some jurisdictions, a person can seek both identifying and non-identifying information in a single application. This should be recorded as one application for identifying information and one application for non-identifying information.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Adoption—application for information type, code N Community Services (retired), Standard 20/05/2013

See also Adoption—application type, information/veto code N[N] Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016

See also Adoption—person who lodged an application for information, party to an adoption code N[N] Children and Families, Superseded 02/12/2019

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Adoptions DSS 2013-16 Children and Families, Superseded 20/03/2018

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Adoptions DSS 2016-17 Children and Families, Superseded 12/11/2018

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Adoptions DSS 2017-18 Children and Families, Superseded 02/12/2019

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Adoptions DSS 2018-19 Children and Families, Superseded 20/01/2021

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Adoptions DSS 2019-20 Children and Families, Standard 20/01/2021

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