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Service event—financial payment indicator, out-of-home care code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFinancial payment indicator for out-of-home care placement
METeOR identifier:Help on this term652697
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Definition:Help on this term

An indicator of whether a financial payment has been made by, or on behalf of, a child protection authority to support a child in an out-of-home-care placement, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Service event—financial payment indicator

Value domain attributes

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
1Child protection authority made a direct financial contribution
2Child protection authority offered a direct financial contribution but it was declined by the carer
3Child protection authority made no financial contribution
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1    Child protection authority made a direct financial contribution   

Where the child protection authority (or their delegate) made a payment to fund the placement, such as a foster care allowance, relative/kin allowance, or funded the residential care facility or the family group home to place clients of the child protection authority.

Note: A delegate exists where out-of-home care services have been out-sourced and a non-government organisation has been provided with the authority to place children in out-of-home care. These organisations must be funded by the child protection authority. This item should be recorded as if the organisation was the child protection authority.

CODE 2    Child protection authority offered a direct financial contribution but it was declined by the carer

Where the child protection authority (or their delegate) made an offer to fund the placement, such as a foster care allowance, relative/kin allowance, but the offer was declined by the carer.

CODE 3    Child protection authority made no financial contribution               

Where the child protection authority did not make any financial contribution outside of staffing costs, e.g. workers time.

CODE 99    Not stated/inadequately described         

Where it is unknown whether the child protection authority made/offered a payment to fund the placement.

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.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

This metadata item is important to determine how many placements received financial support from child protection authorities. It also allows for consistency with the previous out-of-home care collection.

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 2013. Child protection national minimum data set, data collection manual 2012-13. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Living arrangements for children under care (LA) file cluster Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Recorded 10/10/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Living arrangements for children under care (LA) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Living arrangements for children under care (LA) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Living arrangements for children under care (LA) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 20/04/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Living arrangements for children under care (LA) file cluster Children and Families, Standard 20/04/2018

DSS specific attributes +
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