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Student 2017/18 - Carer

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Student 2017/18

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Short nameCARER

This field records whether a student is a carer.

Applicable toScotland

All students at providers in Scotland where EntryProfile.DOMICILE = XH

Valid entries and labels
01Not a carer
98Information refused
99Not known

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'.

If a student has a dependent, then this will be identified in the Student.SDEPEND field. The Student.CARER field will flag if in addition the level of dependency satisfies the definition of being a carer.

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Part of
Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: CARER
OwnerScottish Funding Council (SFC)
Date modified2017-07-27
Change management notesField added to the HESA Student record to monitor the participation and retention of student carers at higher education providers in Scotland.

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