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The Children's Guardian

Kerryn Boland, NSW Children's GuardianThe Children’s Guardian in NSW is Ms Kerryn Boland.

Ms Kerryn Boland has been the NSW Children's Guardian since 2005. 

As a lawyer with extensive experience in senior executive roles, including nine years with the former NSW Department of Community Services, Ms Boland has worked in the areas of human rights, industrial relations and regulatory reform.

The Office of the Children’s Guardian is an independent statutory authority that works to improve the protection of children in NSW by helping organisations, employers and individuals understand the meaning, importance and benefits of being child-safe.

Its regulatory functions relate to statutory out-of-home care, voluntary out-of-home care,  adoption services, the Working With Children Check and child safe organisations. It also regulates the employment of children under 15 years of age in the areas of entertainment, exhibition, still photography and door-to-door sales, and of children under 16 years of age with modelling.

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