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Care arrangement code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term748877
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Standard 03/11/2021
Definition:Help on this term

A code set representing whether a child's living arrangement was a formal out-of-home care placement or not.

Context:Help on this term

Child protection

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Out-of-home care placement
2Other placement type
3Multiple placements including out-of-home care and/or other placement types
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1   Out-of-home care placement

This describes the situation where a child is not living with their parents. This includes foster care, relative or kinship care, family group homes, residential care and private boarding.

CODE 2   Other placement type

Used for placements that are not formal out-of-home care living arrangements. This includes situations where a child is on a third party parental order, or in a non-out-of-home care placement but on an order that transfers full or partial parental responsibility to an agent of the State.

CODE 3    Multiple placements including out-of-home care and/or other placement types

Used for cases where more than one placement type has been used.

CODE 99  Not stated/inadequately described

Is used when the care arrangement in which a child lives is not recorded or is unknown.

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) 2021. Child protection national minimum data set, data collection manual 2020-21. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Care arrangement code N[N] Children and Families, Superseded 03/11/2021

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Service event—living arrangement type, care arrangement code N[N] Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

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