- School registration
Find out about updates to NESA’s registration manuals that have been made as a result of the introduction of the Children’s Guardian Act 2019, effective from 1 March 2020.
NESA’s registration Manuals have been updated as a result of the introduction of the Children’s Guardian Act 2019 effective from 1 March 2020.
The Children’s Guardian Act 2019 transfers the reportable conduct scheme from the NSW Ombudsman to the Children’s Guardian.
All schools and schooling systems need to review and update their policies and procedures in relation to reportable conduct to ensure that the monitoring, investigating and reporting of reportable conduct complies with the requirements of the Children’s Guardian.
The Children’s Guardian Act 2019 builds on the NSW Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It consolidates the powers and functions of the Children’s Guardian into one Act. This includes the Children’s Guardian’s powers in relation to out-of-home care, adoption, children’s employment, reportable conduct and official community visitors.
Information about the Children’s Guardian Act 2019 is published on the Children’s Guardian website.
The registration Manuals are:
Please note that the web versions of the Manuals are the most up-to-date Manuals at any time.
For more information, contact:
Senior Inspector, School Registration and Accreditation
(02) 9367 8214