Adoptive family—special care type, code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Special care type
METeOR identifier:687835
Registration status:Children and Families, Standard 20/03/2018

The type of resources and/or support services required by the adopted child and/or their adoptive family to foster healthy development and wellbeing, and to support positive family functioning and prevent adoption disruptions, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Adoptive family—special care type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Count
Data type:Number
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
2Allied health
Supplementary values:
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 1   Medical

This category includes specialist appointments not elsewhere classified, hospitalisations, medications, health aids and appliances.

CODE 2   Allied health

This category includes speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, optical, dental, orthodontics, and dietary/nutrition support services.

CODE 3   Psychological

This category includes psychologist, psychiatrist, and counsellor support services.

CODE 4   Functional

This category includes home or vehicle modifications, and assistance (beyond usual age expectations) with dressing, bathing, toileting, feeding or mobility.

CODE 5   Social

This category includes support groups, advocacy, and peer support services.

CODE 6   Educational

This category includes supports in school, including special teachers’ assistance.

CODE 7   Respite

This category includes short-term accommodation of the adopted child for the purpose of respite.

CODE 8   Financial

This category includes payments and government benefits.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Adoptions DSS 2016-17 Children and Families, Superseded 12/11/2018

DSS specific attributes +