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

Below is a list of designated agencies that can provide, arrange or supervise voluntary out-of-home care in NSW. A designated agency is an organisation that is accredited by the Children's Guardian to provide statutory out-of-home care services in NSW.

Previously registered agencies - Voluntary out-of-home care End Date
Australian Red Cross04 May 2018
CASPA Services Ltd10 August 2018
CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning07 March 2018
Creating Links Co-operative12 November 2018
Delphi Community Services Pty Ltd29 September 2015
Endeavour Foundation16 September 2016
Greystanes Disability Services05 November 2015
Key Assets Limited04 August 2016
Link-Up (NSW) Aboriginal Corporation15 April 2012
Ngunya Jarjum Aboriginal Corporation27 November 2018
Sunshine28 February 2018
The Benevolent Society03 November 2017
Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Broken Bay18 May 2017
Unisson Disability Limited (previously known as Lorna Hodgkinson Sunshine Home)05 February 2018
Wundarra Services29 June 2017


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