Care arrangement code N[N]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021|
A code set representing whether a child's living arrangement was a formal out-of-home care placement or not.
|Maximum character length:||2|
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
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) 2021. Child protection national minimum data set, data collection manual 2020-21. Canberra: AIHW.
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Supersedes Care arrangement code N[N] Children and Families, Superseded 03/11/2021
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Service event—living arrangement type, care arrangement code N[N] Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021