Office of Children’s Guardian Latest News


Posted: Fri, 20th Apr 2018

Renew your Working with Children Check, Report on WWCC legislation, eLearning videos released and more!

Is it time to renew your Check?

The first reminders have started going out to people whose Working With Children Check is due to expire soon – learn how to keep your details up to date in a new video series.

The Office of the Children’s Guardian has produced three short videos which tell you all you need to know about how the renewal works and what you need to do.

Children's Guardian says keep your details up to date
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Report on working with children legislation tabled in NSW parliament

In 2017 the Office of the Children's Guardian conducted a review of the legislation that underpins the Working With Children Check in NSW.

The review found strong support for the objectives of the Act with some fine-tuning required to ensure the Act meets those objectives. The main recommendations in the report relate to two main areas: the scope of the scheme, that is, whether the scheme targets the right people; and strategies to further improve compliance.

The report of the statutory review was tabled in NSW Parliament on 13 March.

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SAFESpace eLearning videos released


Videos to help parents choose the right person or organisation to work with children are now online, focusing on the disability sector.

With the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), parents and carers of children and young people with a disability will have greater choice about the services they use. The new videos are designed to help parents and carers make the best choices for their child's safety and ​wellbeing.

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Other news...

Registration for ACWA 2018 Conference now open

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies Conference (ACWA 2018) will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney, located in Darling Harbour, from 20 – 22 August 2018. In addition to providing professional opportunities for input and debate for practitioners, policymakers, researchers and academics, the Conference will provide delegates with an opportunity to renew connections and acquaintances, and of course meet new colleagues from within the industry.

The Office of the Children's Guardian is proud to be a conference sponsor. 

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Let Kids Be Kids - online course launched

This is a free online course by Play by the Rules helping to address poor sideline and adult behaviour at kids sport. It's ideal for anyone involved in junior sport – parents, coaches, managers, administrators, officials and volunteers.

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