Child safe & voluntary out-of-home care

The Office of the Children’s Guardian is seeking your feedback on a proposal to regulate voluntary out-of-home care under the new Child Safe Scheme.
Teenage girl speaking to carer
Teenage girl speaking to carer

What’s this about?

The Office of the Children’s Guardian registers and monitors organisations that provide voluntary out-of-home care.

In November 2021, the Children’s Guardian Amendment (Child Safe Scheme) Act 2021 passed NSW Parliament. This legislation amends the Children’s Guardian Act 2019 to embed the child safe standards as the primary framework that guides child safe practice in organisations in NSW. It requires certain child-related organisations to implement child safe standards, including voluntary out-of-home care agencies.

The establishment of the Child Safe Scheme is an opportunity to improve the regulatory framework for these agencies.

Have your say

Have your say by Friday 21 January 2021.

Submit your feedback in the survey below.


9 December 2021 to 21 January 2022

Online survey

Consultation period

From:9 December 2021
To:21 January 2022

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More information

Email: Project team
Phone: (02) 8219 3798
Agency Website
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