1.1.C.144 Child with a disability (CA)

Definition

To be a child with a disability for the purposes of qualifying a carer for CA (child) the following criteria must be satisfied:

  • is a person aged under 16 years, AND
  • has a physical, intellectual or psychiatric disability (1.1.P.280), AND
  • is likely to suffer from the disability permanently or for an extended period of at least 12 months, AND
  • has a recognised disability (1.1.R.90), OR
  • has been assessed under the DCLA (1.1.D.170), AND
    • been given a THP score above zero (1.1.T.100), AND
    • whose carer has achieved a qualifying ACL score of 85 or more.

Act reference: SSAct section 952-'disabled child', section 953 Qualification for CA-caring for either 1 or 2 disabled children

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.C.90 CA child (CA), 3.6.12 Disability Care Load Assessment (Child) (DCLA)

Last reviewed: 3 January 2017