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Review of Residential Care 2017-18 (pdf 178KB)
Between March 2016 and March 2017 the circumstances of 604 children and young people in residential care and temporary emergency care arrangements in NSW were reviewed by the Office of the Children’s Guardian. This report outlines the key findings and themes from the review.
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Statutory Review of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 (pdf 1.2MB)
This 2017 statutory review of the WWC Act was conducted in accordance with s 53, which requires that consideration be given to whether the policy objectives of the Act remain valid and whether the terms of the Act remain appropriate for securing those objectives. This report was tabled in NSW Parliament on 13 March 2018.
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Working With Children Check statutory review discussion paper (pdf 950.7KB)
The Office of the Children’s Guardian invites you to have your say about the laws related to the Working With Children Check in NSW
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Evaluation of the new Working With Children Check (pdf 2.4MB)
The WWCC is a prerequisite for paid and unpaid child-related work and is one of the tools available to keep children safe. The check is administered by the OCG in line with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012. Changes were made to this legislation in 2013 to deliver a more efficient and flexible policy and practice framework, as well as offering greater protection to children.
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Twelve-month activity report: Working With Children Check (pdf 920.1KB)
On 15 June 2013 a new model for the Working With Children Check in New South Wales came into effect. This report provides a breakdown of the volumes and related activities to support the Check in the first 12 months of the operation of the new model.
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The NSW Working With Children Check - brochure (pdf 1.1MB)
The NSW Working With Children Check - how it works and when to apply
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