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I'm a legal or support person

This section contains some complex legal information. It is intended for legal and support people helping applicants with the risk assessment and legal appeals.

Outcomes of application

There are four possible outcomes of an application, other than a clearance, that are covered in this section along with guidance on dealing with each.

Our legislation

The Office of the Children's Guardian is established under the Children’s Guardian Act 2019.

We also administer the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012, along with the following regulations:

Regulations under Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 and Adoption Act 2000 remain in force until new Regulations are made under the Children's Guardian Act.