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Application package for statutory out-of-home care and adoption

The following resources will help guide your agency through the accreditation process. It is recommended that you become familiar with all the documents before applying to enter the accreditation program.

Accreditation guide: Statutory out-of-home care and adoption services (pdf 399.1KB)
This guide provides step-by-step instructions for agencies that wish to apply for accreditation to provide statutory out-of-home care or adoption services.
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Accreditation self assessment tool: Statutory out-of-home care and adoption (docx 109.1KB)
Use of the accreditation self assessment tool is recommended, but not a requirement for accreditation. It provides a guide to assess policies, procedures and practice against the NSW Child Safe Standards for Permanent Care. It is designed to help agencies to identify opportunities for continuous imp ...
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Application for accreditation: Statutory out-of-home care and adoption (pdf 307.3KB)
Agencies are required to complete this form when applying for accreditation to provide statutory out-of-home care and/or adoption services in NSW.
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Evidence index: Statutory out-of-home care and adoption services (docx 107.2KB)
Lists the NSW Child Safe Standards for Permanent Care and criteria against which agencies' evidence will be assessed. Agencies are required to use the evidence index to identify and locate evidence which complies with the assessment criteria of each standard.
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NSW Child Safe Standards for Permanent Care (pdf 4.2MB)
The standards establish minimum requirements for accreditation for accreditation of out-of-home care and adoption service providers in NSW
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