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Carer (CARER)

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Key Value
Name Carer
Short name CARER
Part of Student (Student)
Description This field records whether a Student is a carer.
Applicable to Scotland Wales
Coverage All Students at provider in Scotland where EntryProfile.PERMADDCOUNTRY = XH. All Students at providers in Wales.
Must not be returned for Students outside the stated coverage.

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.

Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Optional? Yes
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
Valid Values
Code Label
01 Not a carer
02 Carer
98 Information refused
99 Not available

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