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Referral—formal referral source, homelessness code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFormal referral source
METeOR identifier:Help on this term695957
Registration status:Help on this termHomelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The person, entity or agency responsible for the formal referral of a client to an agency, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Referral—referral source

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
1Specialist Homelessness Agency/outreach worker
2Telephone/crisis referral agency
3Centrelink or employment service case worker
4Child protection agency
5Family and child support agency
7Mental health service
8Disability support service
9Drug and alcohol service
10Aged care service
11Social housing
12Youth or juvenile justice correctional centre
13Adult correctional facility
14Legal unit (including legal aid)
15School/other education institution
18Immigration department or asylum seeker/refugee support service
19Other agency (government or non-government)
20Family and/or friends
22Family and domestic violence service (non SHS)
23Don't know
Supplementary values:Help on this term
88No formal referral
99Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Only formal referrals are collected in this data element. The list of sources of referrals in the classification or value domain are regarded as formal referrals.

A formal referral is any form of verbal or written contact with the person, group or organisation from which the client could be referred.

Collection methods:Help on this term

The permissible values for this data element are used to form the response categories to the question:

'From the referral list below please select one that represents the source of formal referral for this client.'

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Referral—formal referral source, homelessness code N[N] Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2019- Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

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