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The Office of the Children's Guardian administers a scheme to help you find an accredited counsellor to work with people who sexually offend against children. Information is also provided for qualified people who wish to apply for accreditation under the scheme.
The NSW Child Sex Offender Counsellors Accreditation Scheme promotes the wellbeing of children and young people by establishing a public register of counsellors with the necessary knowledge and skill to work with people who sexually offend against children.
Accredited professionals are required to:
Read the code of conduct (PDF 192.2KB)
There are two types of accreditation:
There are three levels of accreditation:
Each accreditation level has different requirements. The requirements are outlined in Application materials.
See the current list of accredited professionals
Applications are assessed twice a year. Closing dates each year are 31 March and 30 September. There is no charge for accreditation which lasts for two years.
Applications for accreditation are assessed by the OCG accreditation panel in accordance with the standards set out in the Guidelines for Applicants.
For more information about CSOCAS please follow the link to our Child Sex Offender Counsellor application materials page or phone us on 02 9286 7276 or email CSOCAS@kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au.
Please refer to the application materials below
Guide for applicants (PDF 74.4KB)
Application form - Associate or Clinical (PDF 232.5KB)
Application form - Supervisor (PDF 228.5KB)
Application form - renewal (PDF 200.7KB)
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