Log of changes made to the legislation we administer.
From 1 September 2022, changes to the Children’s Guardian Act 2019 and Children’s Guardian Regulation 2022 will replace the current Voluntary Out-Of-Home Care (VOOHC) regulation.
The Children's Guardian Amendment Regulation transfers, updates, and clarifies the Children’s Guardian’s regulatory functions under the Care Regulation, Adoption Regulation and Child Employment Regulation.
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.
There have been some changes to the laws around the Working With Children Check that are important for everyone who works or volunteers with children and their employers.
In October 2016, the NSW Government introduced reforms to strengthen the regulatory powers of the Office of the Children’s Guardian.
In November 2015, the NSW Government introduced reforms to strengthen the protection of children, particularly in situations where they are not in the care of their parents or families.