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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle Indicators 2018–19: Indicator 2.2 Indigenous children in out-of-home care with cultural support plans

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termIndicator 2.2 Indigenous children in out-of-home care with cultural support plans
METeOR identifier:Help on this term732707
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Standard 03/03/2021
Description:Help on this term

The proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 0–17 years in out-of-home care who have current documented and approved cultural support plans at 30 June.

 

Indicator set:Help on this termThe Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle Indicators 2018–19 Children and Families, Standard 03/03/2021
Quality statement:Help on this termChild Protection National Minimum Dataset, 2018–19 Data Quality Statement AIHW Data Quality Statements, Endorsed 03/03/2020

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

0

Population group age to:Help on this term

17 years

Computation description:Help on this term
  • Each child is only counted once.
  • Only children in out-of-home care at 30 June are counted.
  • Age is calculated as at 30 June.
  • The denominator includes all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who were in out-of-home care at 30 June and were also required by jurisdictional policy or legislation to have a current, documented and approved cultural support plan on the night of 30 June (as per specifications at Child—cultural support plan required indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N.
  • Time in out-of-home care is calculated as time, at 30 June, from the beginning of the child’s latest continuous out-of-home care episode. This is not necessarily the child’s first entry to out-of-home care. Any out-of-home care placement beginning less than 60 days from the end of a prior placement is treated as a continuation the child’s out-of-home care episode.
Computation:Help on this term

100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:Help on this term

The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 0–17 years, in out-of-home care who have a current documented and approved cultural support plan at 30 June.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetChild—current cultural support plan indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetService event—living arrangement type, child under care code N[N]
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetService event—financial payment indicator, out-of-home care code N[N]
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetService event—living arrangement start date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetService event—living arrangement end date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetOrder—order type, care and protection code N[N]
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetOrder—order start date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetOrder—order end date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetChild—cultural support plan required indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Denominator:Help on this term

The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 0–17 years, in out-of-home care who are required to have a current documented and approved cultural support plan at 30 June.

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetChild—cultural support plan required indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetService event—living arrangement type, child under care code N[N]
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetService event—financial payment indicator, out-of-home care code N[N]
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetService event—living arrangement start date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetService event—living arrangement end date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetOrder—order type, care and protection code N[N]
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetOrder—order start date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetOrder—order end date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Disaggregation:Help on this term

2016–17 to 2018–19

By state and territory and:

  • Currency of cultural support plan
  • Time in out-of-home care.
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetChild—current cultural support plan indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetService event—living arrangement start date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetService event—living arrangement end date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Australian state/territory identifier, code N
Data Source
AIHW Child Protection Collection
NMDS / DSS
Child protection NMDS 2018-19
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Comparability with similar reporting

This indicator has been derived using a similar approach to that used for the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children Indicator (NFPAC) 5.4 and National Out-of-Home Care Standards (NOOHCS) Indicator 10.1 (AIHW 2020b), both of which report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 0–17 years in care who have cultural support plans. ATSICPP Indicator 2.2, however, is different to these indicators in the following ways:

  • Scope: ATSICPP Indicator 2.2 is limited to children in out-of-home care, whereas the NFPAC and NOOHCS indicators have a broader scope that includes children in specialist homelessness services, disability facilities, juvenile detention and self-placed or homeless children.
  • Disaggregations: ATSICPP Indicator 2.2 is disaggregated by state or territory and time in out-of-home care. The NFPAC and NOOHCS indicators are reported at the national level only.

Time in out-of-home care

For this indicator, the ‘time in out-of-home care’ disaggregation provides a measure of how many children who have been in out-of-home care for different amounts of time have current documented and approved cultural support plans.

The disaggregation does not indicate how long it has taken from a child’s entry to out-of-home care to approve their cultural support plan—it is not possible to determine the date of approval of cultural support plans with available data.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termProportion
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceAIHW Child Protection Collection
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this term

Fourth Action Plan under the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009–2020

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

Australian Institute for Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Release date:Help on this term16/10/2020

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

AIHW

Relational attributes

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See also National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 10.1–Cultural support plans, 2018 Children and Families, Superseded 10/02/2021

See also National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 10.1–Cultural support plans, 2019 Children and Families, Superseded 10/02/2021

See also National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 10.1–Cultural support plans, 2020 Children and Families, Standard 27/01/2021

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