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1.1.D.50 Day in care (FTB)


For the purposes of assessing a pattern of care, (1.1.P.70) for FTB, a 'day in care' is usually where an individual (1.1.I.90) has the overnight care of a child.

On some occasions, care may be expressed in hours and converted into days in care to establish a pattern of care.

The number of days in care for a child may be used to work out an individual's percentage of care for that child.

Act reference: FAAct Part 3 Division 1 Subdivision D Determination of percentage of care

Policy reference: FA Guide Shared care of an FTB child, Establishing a pattern of care, Determining percentage of care, 1.1.N.15 Nights in care (FTB)

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