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Sibling file cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term706947
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Standard 20/01/2021
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
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The Sibling file cluster contains information about the sibling relationships of children in funded out-of-home care placements on the night of 30 June (regardless of whether they are on an order).

For inclusion in the Sibling file, the subject child must be in a funded out-of-home care placement on the night of 30 June, and have at least one known sibling in a funded out-of-home care placement on the night of 30 June (regardless of whether they are in the same placement).

Collection and usage attributes

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The Sibling file cluster has been included in the Child protection National minimum data set with the aim of pilot testing a new sibling co-placement measure (pending availability and quality of data from jurisdictions).  Full implementation of the Sibling file cluster will also be subject to further deliberations on the feasibility and advisability of reporting on a sibling co-placement measure under the National Standards for Out-of-Home Care.

For this file a person is a child or young person aged less than 18 years. Siblings are defined as children who share at least one biological parent (i.e. full siblings and half-siblings). Step-siblings and other sibling types (such as kinship relationships) are excluded.

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Each two-person sibling relationship will be a new line in the file, and each child in a two-person sibling relationship should be recorded as the subject child. That is, there will be two lines in the file for each two-person relationship—for children A and B, there will be one line with child A as the subject child Person ID (AB), and one line with child A as the sibling Person ID (BA).

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2018. Child protection national minimum data set, data collection manual 2017-18. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Sibling file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 20/01/2021

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Child protection NMDS 2017-18 Children and Families, Superseded 20/01/2021

Parent DSS specific attributes +

Child protection NMDS 2018-19 Children and Families, Standard 20/01/2021

Parent DSS specific attributes +

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1Person—person identifier, child protection NX[X(11)]Mandatory1
2Person—sibling relationship, biological code N[N]Mandatory1
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