Child Safe Scheme

Under the Child Safe Scheme, certain child-related organisations in NSW must put into action the Child Safe Standards recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

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All child-related organisations in NSW should apply the NSW Child Safe Standards to better prevent and respond to child abuse.

Organisations under the Child Safe Scheme must demonstrate their commitment to child safety by having child safe systems, policies and processes based on the Child Safe Standards.

Some NSW Government agencies must also develop a child safe strategy for their child-related services and those they fund or regulate. This is called a Child Safe Action Plan.

Continuous improvement

The Child Safe Scheme and Standards encourage ongoing child safety improvements. 

Training and resources

We offer free child safe training and other resources to help organisations develop and maintain a child-safe environment.

Child Safe Action Plans

Child Safe Action Plans for government agencies promote sector-wide reform and build awareness of child safety.

Policies and practices

Putting the right policies and practices in place will help you be child safe.


Your organisation can take advantage of our free training on the Child Safe Standards.


Our free self-assessment provides personalised action reports to help you improve child safe practices in your organisation.

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You can now renew your WWCC by using digital proof of identity – no need to visit a Service NSW Centre.
How to renew using digital proof of identity (POI)

You will need:

  • A MyServiceNSW account with the WWCC service added
  • 3 current identity documents including a NSW driver licence or photo card
  • a device with a working front camera for face verification.

If you're renewing a paid WWCC, you will also need a credit card, debit card, PayPal or PayID account.

If you have an expired WWCC clearance or have changed your name on your identity documents since the last time you renewed your WWCC, you can't renew using digital proof of identity.

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