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Legislative changes

The Children's Guardian Act 2019 came into force on 1 March 2020. Powers and functions of the Children's Guardian from the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 and Adoption Act 2000 were consolidated into the new Act.  Regulations under these Acts will remain in force until new Regulations are made under the new Act.

Apart from amendments to reporting misconduct findings, the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 remained largely unchanged.