News: Office of Children’s Guardian


Posted: Thu, 31st May 2018

Latest News: Creating safer places for 1.6 million kids in NSW

Renewal time is coming for thousands

The first Working With Children Check clearances issued in June 2013 will be due to expire soon, and more than 18 thousand people have already applied for their renewal.

You can renew your WWC number from three months before its expiry date. And you will receive a reminder when it's time to renew - provided your contact details are up to date.


It's easy to find and update your details - just go to, then choose "Update my details". If you need to find your WWC number, just choose "Lost my WWC number".

All the details on the renewal process, including videos and infographics to use and share - are available at  



Happy birthday Child Safe eLearning!


Our online course, Child Safe eLearning, turned one year old on 11 April 2018. In that time more than 1,200 people have completed the eight-unit course.

Many organisations are using the course as part of their professional development program and for induction of new staff.

Go to our Child Safe eLearning


SAFE books, workshops - and now animations!


If you liked the SAFE Series books, you're going to love seeing Sam, Andy, Fiona and Eve come to life. 

This is part of our protective behaviours program, which includes free training on how to use the books, animation videos and other resources design for children 2-6 years old.

Find out more about the SAFE series



Keeping kids safe on set

Did you know the Office of the Children's Guardian regulates the employment of children in the entertainment industry in NSW?

For instance, if an advertising company wants to employ a child to act in a commercial, they must apply for an authority to employ children, and satisfy us that they are providing a safe environment for the children they want to employ.

To make the process easier we now provide an online application and payment gateway.

Find out more about children's employment


ACCG communique to be released in June

The Australian Children’s Commissioners & Guardians (ACCG) is the network of children and young people Commissioners, Guardians and Advocates.

They meet twice a year, with the most recent held in Perth this month.

A communique from the meeting has just been released, outlining the group's key priorities including:

Download the communique



Do you want the NSW Children’s Guardian to visit your region?

To celebrate five years of the Working With Children Check, we are working on a schedule for the Children’s Guardian to visit regional centres to discuss the upcoming legal changes, along with how the Working With Children Check renewal process works.

If your organisation is interested in Janet coming to your area, send us an email outlining where you are, and what you’re interested in and we will see if we can work it into the program:

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