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Carer household authorisation file cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term656504
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Superseded 20/04/2018
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
Scope:Help on this term

The Carer household authorisation file cluster contains information about all carer households who were authorised to provide funded home–based out-of-home-care placements at any point during the reference period. Authorisation means the carer household has received the required approval to have a child placed with them. This includes carer households authorised to provide:

  • Foster care (including provisionally approved carers)
  • Relative/kinship care (including provisionally approved carers)
  • Respite
  • Long-term guardianship.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Residential care and family group homes are not included in the scope of carers in the Carer household authorisation file.

Collection methods:Help on this term

Each change in Carer household authorisation/registration status will be a new line in the file, delineated by an authorisation start and end date. Renewal of an existing authorisation as part of a standard ongoing review process or a change from provisional to full authorisation are not deemed to be a change in authorisation status and should not be recorded on a new line. The original authorisation start date should be retained.

Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2014
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2016
Comments:Help on this term

Data are extracted as at 31 August. The 2015-16 reporting period is the main collection period. Data for 2014-15 are also collected to allow specific calculations to be undertaken.

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) 2016. Child protection national minimum data set, data collection manual 2015-16. Canberra: AIHW.

Reference documents:Help on this term

AIHW 2016. Child protection Australia 2014–15. Child welfare series no. 63. Cat. no. CWS 57. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Carer household authorisation file cluster Children and Families, Standard 20/04/2018

Supersedes Carer household authorisation file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Child protection NMDS 2015-16 Children and Families, Superseded 20/04/2018

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
1Carer household—household identifier, child protection identifier NX[X(11)]Mandatory1
2Carer household—care authorisation type, code N[N]Mandatory1
3Carer household—care authorisation start date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
4Carer household—care authorisation end date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
5Carer household—new carer household indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
6Carer household—Indigenous status, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
7Carer household—authorised carer, total number N[N]Mandatory1
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