Out-of-home care and adoption

The Office of the Children's Guardian seeks your feedback on its accreditation and monitoring functions for out-of-home care and adoption
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Teenage girl speaking to carer

What’s this about?

Agencies must be accredited by the Children’s Guardian to deliver statutory out-of-home care or adoption services in NSW. To be accredited, agencies must demonstrate that they meet the NSW Child Safe Standards for Permanent Care. 

The Children’s Guardian has independent oversight of statutory out-of-home care and adoption service providers.

The Children’s Guardian’s principal functions include promoting the rights and best interests of children and young people in out-of-home care and monitoring the services provided to children and young people. The Office of the Children's Guardian (OCG) supports these functions. 

The Children’s Guardian’s accreditation and monitoring functions are set out in the Children’s Guardian Act 2019, the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Regulation 2012 and the Adoption Regulation 2015.

The Office of the Children's Guardian is reviewing these functions to ensure they reflect the contemporary statutory out-of-home care and adoption sector and to consolidate these functions into the Act and Regulations made under the Act.

Have your say

Have your say by Wednesday 8 December 2021.

There are two ways to submit your feedback, listed below.

Email

9 November 2021 to 8 December 2021

accreditation@ocg.nsw.gov.au

Formal submission

9 November 2021 to 8 December 2021

Address: Locked Bag 5100, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012

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