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Person held responsible (Child protection)

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term749539
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Standard 03/11/2021
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A person held responsible is someone assessed as being responsible for an abusive act (including acts of commission or omission). For instances of abuse of children in care, the person held responsible is someone who is an approved carer, another person living in the household or care facility (including other children), an employee of the responsible care service/agency or government department, or a person not living in the household (only where an approved carer or employee of the responsible care service/agency or government department failed to protect the child or their action/inaction contributed to the abuse).

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Child protection.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

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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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Abuse in care Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

Safety in care (SC) file cluster Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

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