The Children’s Guardian in NSW is Ms Janet Schorer, having taken up the position on 10 July 2017.
Ms Schorer was Executive Director of the NDIS Reform Group for the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet from November 2014, and led the Commonwealth negotiations and transition to the NDIS across NSW Government.
She has also worked as the Executive Director in Communities and Social Investment for the Department of Premier and Cabinet, where she assumed leadership for a suite of reforms to improve responses in Aboriginal communities.
Ms Schorer was also responsible for developing the whole-of-government strategic framework for the response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to
Child Sexual Abuse.
Before joining the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Ms Schorer worked in several senior roles at the Department of Family and Community Services.
She began her career as a nurse and worked at The Children’s Hospital Westmead.