MaintenanceIn the lead-up to the 2019 state election, the department’s website and other channels will operate in line with the caretaker conventions. This means there will be limited updates from 1 March 2019 until the election is finalised.

NSW caretaker period has commenced.

The caretaker period for the NSW Election commenced on 1 March 2019. Accordingly, no ministerial press releases or related information issued by the Government from 1 March 2019 will be available on this website.

For copies of recently issued ministerial press releases or information on the election policies of any political party, go to the website of the relevant political party.

Find out more about caretaker conventions

Designated agencies

Agencies listed on this page are accredited by the Children's Guardian to provide statutory out-of-home care services in NSW and are known as designated agencies. There are two types of accreditation: Provisional accreditation (three years) and full accreditation (one, three or five years). For more information please go to About designated agencies.

Allambi Care Limited
Australian Red Cross
Barnardos Australia
Biripi Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre
Caretakers Cottage Inc
CASPA Services Ltd
CatholicCare Wollongong
Challenge Children's Services
Community Services Far West District
Community Services Hunter District
Community Services New England District
Community Services Sydney District
Creating Links (NSW) Ltd
Family Spirit Limited
Foundations Care
Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation Myimbarr
Impact Youth Services Pty Ltd
Interactive Community Care
Key Assets NSW Ltd
Life Without Barriers
Lifestyle Solutions (Aust) Ltd
LiveBetter Services
Mackillop Family Services
Mallee Family Care
Marist Youth Care Ltd
Ngunya Jarjum Aboriginal Corporation
Pathfinders Ltd
Positive Care Solutions Ltd
Premier Youthworks
Professional Individualised Care
Safe Places Community Services Ltd
Settlement Services International
St Joseph's Cowper Limited
Stretch-A-Family Inc
Sydney Stepping Stone Inc
The Benevolent Society
The Burdekin Association Inc
The Disability Trust
The Westhaven Association
Treehouse Innovative Families
Uniting (NSW.ACT)
Veritas House Incorporated
Wesley Community Services Limited
William Campbell Foundation
Woomera Aboriginal Corporation Albury
Yerin Aboriginal Health Services
Youth off the Streets
YP Space MNC

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