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New report outlines key elements of a child safe regulatory model in NSW

Child safe regulation report coverDate: 5 July 2019

The Office the Children’s Guardian has released the report, 'Making organisations safer for children', following extensive consultation on options for regulating child safe standards in NSW.

This report builds on the 'Regulating child safe organisations' discussion paper to provide more detail about what the new child safe scheme could look like. The report provides information about what we heard during our consultations with over 50 stakeholders, and incorporates feedback from almost 60 written submissions and more than 160 survey responses.

The proposed regulatory approach reflects the overwhelming call from stakeholders for support and guidance to build organisational capability to become child safe, while also incorporating the need for the regulator to have the necessary powers to facilitate implementation.

NSW Childen’s Guardian, Ms Janet Schorer, said she was committed to providing real and practical support to build organisational capability while preventing organisations from being overburdened with regulation.

“My thanks go to all the people who provide their insights and perspectives in the more than 50 submissions and almost 300 survey responses we received during the consultations,” Ms Schorer said.

“This report reflects and builds on your feedback to articulate the key elements of a child safe regulatory model in NSW,” she said.