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

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Thousands have their working with children clearances extended   31 Mar 2020
The Office of the Children’s Guardian has been in touch with thousands of people whose Working With Children Check clearance are soon due to expire, letting them know that they have been given an additional six months before they need to renew.
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NSW Children’s Guardian extends WWCC clearances in response to COVID-19   26 Mar 2020
The Children’s Guardian has extended all WWCC clearances that were due to expire from 26 March 2020 to 26 September 2020 for a further six months. The ...
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Face-to-face training temporarily suspended   16 Mar 2020
Due to current health and safety concerns around COVID-19, the Office of the Children’s Guardian has suspended its face-to-face training program until ...
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New Children's Guardian Act commences   1 Mar 2020
Legislation consolidating the powers and functions of the NSW Children’s Guardian and reinforcing the role’s independence as the key regulator of chil ...
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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 cri ...
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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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