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Who we are

The Office of the Children’s Guardian is a separate statutory agency within the Stronger Communities Cluster. 

The Children’s Guardian’s principal functions are defined in the Children’s Guardian Act 2019. 

Our purpose 

We regulate and oversee organisations to uphold children and young people’s right to be safe. 

Our vision

We influence and lead change by building capability in organisations to be child safe. 

Our strategic priorities

  • Regulate, monitor and foster capability in quality child safe practices. 
  • Strong outcomes-oriented stakeholder relationships. 
  • An integrated child-safe authority supported by contemporary systems. 
  • A great place to work and make a difference. 
  • Read more about Our Strategic Approach. 

Our values 

We are guided by our values of integrity, trust, service, accountability, respect and empathy. 

Integrity

We act with honesty and transparency with each other and the individuals and organisations we serve. 

Trust

We work together as one team for each other and the individuals and organisations we serve. 

Service

We are easy to engage with for each other and the individuals and organisations we interact with in creating child-safe organisations. 

Accountability

We are accountable for our own actions, transparent in our decisions and authentic in our behaviour. 

Respect

We respect ourselves, each other and the individuals and organisations we serve. 

Empathy

We listen with care to understand perspectives with each other and the individuals and organisations we serve. 

Code of Ethics and Conduct

All employees must also comply with the Code of Ethics and Conduct. (PDF 321KB)