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High demand for Working With Children Checks in NSW
3 Jul 2014
The NSW Children’s Guardian and Commissioner for Children and Young People Ms Kerryn Boland today warned about an over reliance by the community on the Working With Children Check as the only means to ensure safe environments for children.
How to keep your Working With Children Check details in your pocket
15 Apr 2019
You can now have your Working With Children Check details with you when you’re on the go, with the Service NSW mobile app.
Important information regarding parent volunteers in schools
30 Jan 2014
With the start of the new school year, school principals will be building strong partnerships with new parents in providing services and activities for students.
Important legal changes to the Working With Children Check
15 Jun 2018
There have been some changes to the laws around the Working With Children Check that are important for anyone who works or volunteers with kids and their employers.
Information for employers of children in entertainment or modelling
8 Nov 2016
The Office of the Children’s Guardian has recently been given new powers that strengthen its ability to deal with employers in the entertainment and performing arts industry in NSW who may not be providing safe environments for children.
International speakers announced: 2014 ACWA Conference
5 May 2014
Visiting Professors Mark Courtney, Dianne DePanfilis, Harry Ferguson and Dr Beth Neil will be the keynote speakers at the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies 2014 ACWA Conference.
Join the cheer squad for child safe sports
13 Mar 2015
To help keep sport safe for kids in NSW local competitors, sporting clubs and teams, especially juniors, are invited to share their support for Child Safe Sports.
Keeping Sally safe ‘on set’
9 Jul 2014
A new animated video featuring the adventures of a young actress currently working in the entertainment industry is to get a starring role when launched at the inaugural Act SAFE Forum at Fox Studios on August 4.
Know any young people who volunteer? Celebrate or Nominate!
20 Jun 2014
The 2014 NSW Volunteer of the Year award nominations are now open!
Legislative changes October 2016
4 Nov 2016
Changes to child protection legislation in NSW came into effect on 25 October 2016, strengthening the regulatory powers of the Children's Guardian.