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Information on current activities and events at the Office of the Children's Guardian

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Criminal detention no place for 10-year-olds say child advocates   28 Nov 2019
The Australian and New Zealand Children’s Commissioners and Guardians (ANZCCG) have called on the Council of Attorneys-General to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 years of age to the internationally recognised standard of 14.
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New Children’s Guardian Act to commence 1 March 2020   22 Nov 2019
The Children’s Guardian Bill was passed in Parliament this week which will see the commencement of the Children’s Guardian Act on 1 March 2020.
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Professional development for NSW teachers now available   7 Nov 2019
Free eLearning provided by the Office of the Children’s Guardian is now endorsed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for teachers to use f ...
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Annual report tabled in parliament   31 Oct 2019
The Annual Report 2018-19 for the Office of the Children’s Guardian was tabled in Parliament today
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Working With Children Check - independent review underway   8 Oct 2019
Claims published in recent media reports of inappropriate granting of Working With Children Check clearances are under independent review.
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Children’s Guardian Bill 2019 introduced in NSW Parliament   20 Aug 2019
The Children’s Guardian Bill 2019 was introduced in NSW Parliament today, building on the NSW Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Insti ...
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