MaintenanceIn the lead-up to the 2019 state election, the department’s website and other channels will operate in line with the caretaker conventions. This means there will be limited updates from 1 March 2019 until the election is finalised.

NSW caretaker period has commenced.

The caretaker period for the NSW Election commenced on 1 March 2019. Accordingly, no ministerial press releases or related information issued by the Government from 1 March 2019 will be available on this website.

For copies of recently issued ministerial press releases or information on the election policies of any political party, go to the website of the relevant political party.

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NSW child safe standards – public consultation now open   28 Feb 2019
The Office of the Children’s Guardian is exploring the benefits of regulating child safe standards in NSW.
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Reconciliation statement released   28 Feb 2019
To strengthen our commitment to reconciliation the Office of the Children’s Guardian has started work on a Reconciliation Action Plan to outline how w ...
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Employers must verify – penalties apply   5 Feb 2019
Employers can now be penalised if they don’t verify that their workers or volunteers who work with kids have a valid Working With Children Check or ha ...
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Public consultation on NSW child safe standards in 2019   17 Dec 2018
The Office of the Children’s Guardian is exploring the benefits of introducing child safe standards in NSW.
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Creative Kids program now open for provider registrations   30 Nov 2018
Following a NSW Government announcement, parents, guardians and carers will soon be able to apply for a voucher for up to $100 per calendar year for e ...
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November communique – Australian children’s commissioners and guardians forum   16 Nov 2018
A call for greater support for children and young people living in the most highly vulnerable circumstances was a key element of the communique releas ...
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