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:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:Indicator 2.2 Indigenous children in out-of-home care with cultural support plans
METeOR identifier:732707
Registration status:Children and Families, Standard 03/03/2021
Description:

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:The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle Indicators 2018–19 Children and Families, Standard 03/03/2021
Quality statement:Child 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:

0

Population group age to:

17 years

Computation description:
  • 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:

100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:

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:
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:

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:
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:

2016–17 to 2018–19

By state and territory and:

  • Currency of cultural support plan
  • Time in out-of-home care.
Disaggregation data elements:
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
Comments:

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:Proportion
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceAIHW Child Protection Collection
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:

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

Organisation responsible for providing data:

Australian Institute for Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Release date:16/10/2020

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

AIHW

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

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

See also National Standards for Out-of-Home Care: Indicator 10.1–Cultural support plans, 2021 Children and Families, Standardisation pending 16/06/2021