Roadshow 2017

In  April–May 2017 the NSW Office of the Children's Guardian and the NSW Ombudsman's office conducted presentations and workshops across the state to promote the updated Voluntary Out-of-home Care Procedures and inform voluntary out-of-home care agencies about their responsibilities under the monitoring framework and Employment Related Child Protection (the NSW Ombudsman’s reportable conduct scheme). More than 200 staff from agencies registered to provide voluntary-out-of-home care attended in Armidale, Ballina, Bega, Campbelltown, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Gosford, Newcastle, Parramatta, Port Macquarie, Shellharbour, Surry Hills, Tamworth and Wagga Wagga.

QandAs coming soon

We are preparing a set of questions and answers from the roadshow sessions, and these will be available soon.

If you have any questions about the following presentations or the voluntary out-of-home care program in general please contact the Office of the Children's Guardian on 02 8219 3600 or email

Presentations and resources

Voluntary out-of-home care - Procedures and monitoring framework (pdf 482.1KB)
Information on the statutory procedures and the 2017 monitoring program.
Child Safe Organisations and the Working With Children Check (pdf 1.7MB)
A Working With Children Check is a legal requirement for anyone who wants to work or volunteer in child-related work. Child Safe training is also available online and face-to-face.
Voluntary out-of-home care and exchanging information (pdf 291KB)
All voluntary out-of-home care agencies are prescribed bodies for the purposes of information exchange under Chapter 16A of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998.
Voluntary out-of-home care and the NDIS (pdf 290.8KB)
How the rollout of the NDIS is likely to affect voluntary out-of-home care in NSW.
Voluntary out-of-home care - Behaviour management (pdf 696.1KB)
Agencies need to have a behaviour management policy that considers the legislation and the voluntary out-of-home care Procedures.
Police Standard Operating Procedures - Employment related child abuse allegations (pdf 99.5KB)
NSW Police procedures for responding to employment related criminal child abuse allegations against employees of agencies responsible for the provision of services to children and young people.

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