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Approved carer

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term742264
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Standard 26/05/2021
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An approved carer is anyone authorised under a relevant state of territory legislation, including third party parental orders, to have full or partial parental responsibility and/or care responsibility for a child or young person.

For children or young people placed in out-of-home care this includes carers:

  • who have undergone the relevant screening/selection and approval process; and
  • who have received authorisation from the relevant department or agency to enable a child or young person to be placed in their care, including carers who have received provisional authorisation; and
  • for whom reimbursement is available from a government authority or non-government organisation for expenses incurred in caring for the child or young person who are part of an ongoing review process.
Context:Help on this term

Child protection

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

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

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