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The Office of the Children's Guardian was established by the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998.

The Guardian administers the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 and the accreditation functions under the Adoption Act 2000.

The Guardian also administers the following regulations:

Changes to child protection legislation

From 25 October 2016, changes have been made to NSW child protection legislation. Find out more about these changes

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