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Dependant (DEPENDANT)

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Key Value
Name Dependant
Short name DEPENDANT
Part of Student (Student)
Description This field records whether the student has any dependants
Applicable to Scotland
Coverage All Students at providers in Scotland where Engagement.INCOMINGEXCHANGE does not exist.

This data must be returned for all students in coverage at the start of their Engagement i.e. by the end of the reference period in which their first associated StudentCourseSession begins. If the data is not known by the provider 99 'Not available' must be returned.

This information is required to be updated throughout a students Engagement where applicable.
In codes 01 and 04, 'Young people/children' refers to young people aged 17 and under financially or otherwise dependent on the student.

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'.

Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Optional? Yes
Reason required To monitor and develop student support policies in Scotland.
Field Length 2
Valid Values
Code Label
01 Young people/children
02 Other relatives/friends
03 No dependants
04 Both young people/children and relatives/friends
98 Information refused
99 Not available

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