Carer(CARER)


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Key

Value

Name
Carer
Short Name
CARER
Parent Entity
TypeField
Applicable To
Scotland Wales
Coverage

All Students at providers in Scotland where EntryProfile.PERMADDCOUNTRY = XH except where (Leaver.ENGENDDATE - Engagement.ENGSTARTDATE <= 14 days and RSNENGEND = 03, 05, 11, 12).

All Students at providers in Wales.

Must not be returned for Students outside the stated coverage.

Description
This field records whether a Student is a carer.
Notes

This data must be updated throughout a Student's Engagement where applicable.

The Carers Trust define a carer as: 'anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member, who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support'.

99 must be returned where the data is not known by the provider.

Reason Required
To monitor the participation and retention of student carers at higher education providers in Scotland, to allow analysis in order to monitor fee and access plans in Wales in the context of commitments made by institutions to students with caring responsibilities.
Field Length
2
Quality RulesQuality Rules to follow
Minimum Occurrence
0
Maximum Occurrence
1
Primary Key?
False
Valid Values
CodeCoding Frame Label
01Not a carer
02Carer
98Prefer not to say
99Not available
Revision History
Coding Manual VersionElement VersionNotes
1.3.01.1Change to exclude 2 week SLC rule for providers in Scotland.
1.5.11.2Coverage updated to exclude 2 week SLC rule and where RSNENGEND = 03, 05, 11, 12 for providers in Scotland.