Reunification

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Glossary Item
METeOR identifier:719243
Registration status:Children and Families, Standard 20/01/2021
Definition:

Reunification is a planned process of safely returning and enabling a child to remain at home with their birth parent(s), family, or former guardian after a period of time in care when it is in the child’s best interests to do so, and where it will safeguard the child’s long-term stability and permanency.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:

Child Protection National Minimum Data Set, Data Collection Manual 2017–18, July 2018

Relational attributes

Metadata items which use this glossary item:

Reunification type Children and Families, Standard 20/01/2021

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle Indicators 2018–19: Indicator 2.3 Indigenous children who were reunified Children and Families, Standard 03/03/2021