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I'm a legal or support person

This section contains some complex legal information. It is intended for legal and support people helping applicants with the risk assessment and legal appeals.

Outcomes of application

There are a number of possible outcomes of an application other than a clearance that are covered in this section along with guidance on dealing with each.

The Legislation under which the OCG works

The Office of the Children's Guardian was established by the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998.

The Guardian administers the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 and the accreditation functions under the Adoption Act 2000.

The Guardian also administers the following regulations: