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New responsible supervision alcohol requirements for parents and guardians
10 Dec 2014
From 15 December 2014, new responsible supervision requirements will apply if alcohol is supplied to a minor in a private setting by a parent or guardian, or by a person authorised by a parent or guardian, to prevent alcohol-related harm.
New rules for employing children in entertainment and modelling
18 Dec 2015
Children and young people who work in the film, television, entertainment, still photography and modelling industries will be protected under a new Regulation and Code of Practice that starts today.
New SAFE series – workshops, resources now available
2 Sep 2016
The Office of the Children’s Guardian has created a new child safe organisations resource: the SAFE book series.
New videos – all you need to know about renewing your WWC number
18 Apr 2018
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.
New Working With Children Check deadline nears
3 Feb 2014
Child related workers and volunteers who are in the first sector to be phased into the new Working With Children Check system will need to get their applications completed by 31 March 2014.
New Working With Children Check start date announced
3 May 2013
The Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward and Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello have announced the new Working With Children Check will commence from 15 June 2013.
Nominations open for the new Volunteer Sporting Spirit Awards
21 Jan 2014
Young volunteers who make a difference in local sporting clubs will be recognised this year in the Summer Volunteer Sporting Spirit Awards.
November communique – Australian children’s commissioners and guardians forum
16 Nov 2018
A call for greater support for children and young people living in the most highly vulnerable circumstances was a key element of the communique released by the Australian and New Zealand Children’s Commissioners and Guardians (ANZCCG) following their biannual forum.
NSW child safe standards – public consultation now closed
28 Feb 2019
The Office of the Children’s Guardian is exploring the benefits of regulating child safe standards in NSW.
OCG gets together with Aboriginal partners
21 Jul 2014
Aboriginal families, elders, children and young people connected with the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) at a recent special event - the ‘Mana Allawah’ (Darug for ‘get together’) Aboriginal Summit.